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Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands : Ethiopian Jewry and Igbo identity

Lis, Daniel. (2009) Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands : Ethiopian Jewry and Igbo identity. Jewish culture and history, Vol. 11, H. 3. pp. 21-38.

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Abstract

At present, Jewish Identification among the Igbos from Southeastern Nigeria surfaces frequently and can be traced back in literary documents to the eighteenth century. Some of the early literary descriptions of Ethiopian Jews and Igbos were written in the setting of a millenarian Evangelical movement in the British Empire. Although their histories take different paths their place on the margins of Jewish history has led them to cross paths in contemporary Israel. The visit of an Ethiopian Rabbi to the Igbo Jewish Community in Israel can be seen as a sign of a growing Solidarity amongst African Jews.
Faculties and Departments:01 Faculty of Theology > Zentrum für Jüdische Studien
UniBasel Contributors:Lis, Daniel
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Frank Cass
ISSN:1462-169X
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Last Modified:11 Oct 2012 15:31
Deposited On:11 Oct 2012 15:22

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