There are potentially as many people involved in Jewish life and Jewishly-related communities in Sub-Saharan Africa— from South Africa and Madagascar to Nigeria and Ghana — as there are Jews counted in mainstream studies of global Jewry. What are the histories of these diverse communities? How do they understand themselves, their relations to their neighbors in Africa, and their relations with global Jewry? In what ways are communal practices similar to those of Jews in the North, and what are some differences? How do the rising Jewish trends of the region impact Israel, the United States, and world Jewry? Marla Brettschneider examines the power dynamics between communities, scholars, volunteers, and policy makers between the two hemispheres, adding to her own long career of exploring race, gender, and other Jewish diversity issues.
The Jewish Phenomenon in Sub-Saharan Africa
- From the Publisher
May 3, 2016
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