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Posts Tagged: African Jews

November 21, 2022 10:54 am

A Decade Later, Media Libel on Ethiopian-Israelis Still Waiting to be Updated

At the end of 2012/beginning of 2013, Israel was rocked by media reports that Israeli officials had told Ethiopian women waiting to immigrate to the...

August 10, 2022 10:19 am

Honoring the Jews of Jamaica

Jamaican Jewry has a vibrant history of social-economic, cultural, traditional, and intellectual values. The third-largest island in the Caribbean Sea, Jamaica features a diverse Jewish...

August 13, 2021 1:41 pm

The Igbo Jews of Nigeria

In 1960, Nigeria gained independence from the United Kingdom. As with many new African states, the borders of the country did not reflect earlier ethnic,...

February 10, 2021 11:59 am

Jacques Faïtlovitch and Ethiopian Jews

World traveler Jacques Faïtlovitch was born in Lodz and educated at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes in Paris. His teacher, Jewish scholar Joseph Halévy, inspired...

December 23, 2020 5:50 am

Black and Jewish: Braving the Pitfalls, Jews of Color Find Peace

JNS.org - It’s one of the few rap videos around that features a lead singer in frockcoat, tallis, and shtreimel -- paired with a cascade...

November 24, 2020 6:31 am

The Importance of Celebrating the Ethiopian Jewish Holiday of Sigd

Today, there are more than 135,000 Ethiopian Jews living in Israel. The Ethiopian Jewish community, also known as Beta Israel (House of Israel), has been...

July 20, 2020 8:01 am

The Connection Between Pan-Africanism and Zionism

Israel’s enemies today often ignore that Zionism and Pan-Africanism have intersecting histories. But they share one great commonality -- both are international movements committed to...

February 8, 2019 4:23 pm

BBC Ignores Important Developments on Ethiopian Jews in Israel

Nearly five years ago, a filmed report titled “Ethiopia’s Jewish community divided“ was broadcast on BBC World News television and promoted on the Middle East and Africa...

June 28, 2018 3:26 pm

A Scandalous Halachic Decision Disgraces Ethiopian Jews — and Judaism Itself

When I joined the Jewish people as a young man of 16 -- being the child of a mixed marriage -- I could not have...

September 14, 2017 4:22 pm

Ethiopian Rosh Hashanah Blends Unique Customs With a Yearning for Jerusalem

JNS.org - Despite relative isolation from their Jewish brethren around the world for millennia, Ethiopian Jews still observe Rosh Hashanah. Though unique, the Jewish New Year festivities...

February 10, 2017 4:03 am

New Film Chronicles the Surprising Story of Jewish Renewal in Africa

Suppose you're a young Jewish woman on a six-month volunteer mission with a women's rights group in Ghana. Your passion for women's issues helps you dismiss...

February 27, 2015 12:52 am

The Challenging Journey of Ethiopian Integration Into Israel

Although the vast majority of Ethiopian Jews immigrated to Israel during the 1980s and 1990s, economic and social problems related to the hardships of immigration...

May 3, 2012 1:23 pm

Jews of Nigeria Shine on Screen (VIDEO)

Travel to Africa and meet members of the Igbo tribe who identify with Israelite origin, and are embracing Jewish tradition with fervor today. Produced and directed...


European Jewish Community Unenthusiastic on EU Antisemitism Initiatives: Re...

The European Jewish diaspora is unenthusiastic about European Union (EU) member states' efforts to fight antisemitism, according to a report...


Biden Says Never Seen Such Anxiety Over Israel’s Political Situation...

i24 News - US President Joe Biden told Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a phone call on Sunday that...

Middle East

Archaeologists Discover Oldest Pearl City in the Gulf in the UAE

i24 News - Archaeologists on Monday claimed to have found the oldest pearl city in the Persian Gulf on an island off one of the northern Sheikhdoms of the United...


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