★Good to know: Re-Emerging: The Jews of Nigeria ★

Africa is a Country presents:

10 African films to watch out for

First up this week is Re-Emerging: The Jews of Nigeria, a documentary film (trailer above) by Jeff L. Lieberman about Nigerian Igbos who have adopted Judaism. (William Miles wrote a book about the same topic: Jews of Nigeria: An Afro-Judaic Odyssey; here’s an interview with Williams about his work.) Not unrelated to the film above, I came across this headline recently: “Moroccan film on Jewish Berbers sparks debate.” The film, Tinghir-Jersusalem: Echoes from the Mellah, is a documentary by French-Moroccan director Kamal Hachkar about the history of the Jewish Berbers of the small Moroccan mountain town of Tinghir who left during the 1950s and 1960s to resettle in Israel.  … read more here

Re-Emerging: The Jews of Nigeria

And if your seeking for more information about Jews and Judaism in Africa, here are some sites that could help you… :

Judaism in Africa – Jews in Africa (Standford Education)

The History of Ethiopian Jews ( The Jewish Virtual Library)

The Jews of Africa (Mindspring.com)

Last but not least…

To close this subject, here a rather curious video in which Israeli Justice Minister Ya’akov Ne’eman speaks about what he calls the biggest problems facing the Jewish people at the Presidential Conference in Jerusalem, 2011:

Source: Africa is a Country, Google


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