Judaism

By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jul 7th, 2013
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By Kidane Brehane, IndepthAfrica An Ethiopian lady and her untimely infant have been stranded at Dubai Hospital’s maternity unit since June 19 because of unpaid charges, a source who wished not to be named told reporters. The Ethiopian lady, distinguished as Shewalem Shamil Mohammad, gave birth...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 18th, 2013
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Like many young men and women growing up in Nigeria, Shmuel consistently heard that the Igbo people were Jews. Yet, two centuries of Christian Colonialism prevented him and many other Igbo from exploring that connection further. When an Internet café opens in his town, Shmuel begins by comparing Igbo...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Mar 18th, 2013
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By Abdul Mohamed The coercive eviction of Ethiopia’s Beta Israel community was an act of societal vandalism, whose stated justifications of hunger and religious discrimination are false. The treatment of the Ethiopian Jews in Israel has been at best shabby and at worst—as we now learn—outright crimin...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 2nd, 2013
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By Chika Oduah, for CNN Abuja, Nigeria (CNN) — A Shabbat service is underway at the Ghihon Hebrew Research synagogue in the Jikwoyi suburb of Nigeria’s federal capital territory. Fourteen year-old Kadmiel Izungu Abor heads there with his family. They walk alongside stray goats on a road c...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Dec 28th, 2012
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By Don Futterman, haaretz Ethiopians are careful to hide the friction between Beta Yisrael and Falashmura, for fear it could damage the community’s image. The Ethiopian Jewish community in Israel is divided between the Beta Yisrael and the Falashmura (some of whose leaders prefer they be called She&#...
By IndepthAfrica
In Ethiopia
Sep 30th, 2012
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NEW YORK, (algemeiner)—In July 2012, the Israeli government announced its decision to allow the aliyah of the last remnants of the Ethiopian Jewish community. Each month, 250 Falash Mura (Ethiopian Christians of Jewish ancestry) will complete legal immigration until the entire community has been relo...
By IndepthAfrica
In Middle East
Sep 25th, 2012
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The western liberal élite has a problem with Muslims, in particular with Muslim Rage, as Newsweek’s cover called it.  It reminds me of that priceless, old misogynist quotation from Sigmund Freud: women–what do they want? What do Muslims want, columnists like Roger Cohen, Bill Keller, and Nicholas Kri...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 10th, 2012
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South Africa, 1987. (Photo: Supplied) By Shafiq Morton – Cape Town Recently there has been a determined, if not desperate flurry of letter writing to the press by the South African Zionist Federation. Strong sentiments on Israel at the African National Congress policy conference at Gallagher Estate n...
By IndepthAfrica
In Middle East
Aug 27th, 2012
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Originally published in The Jerusalem Post. This week a German doctor in Bavaria filed a criminal complaint against Rabbi David Goldberg. Rabbi Goldberg’s “crime”? He performs ritual circumcisions on Jewish male infants in accordance with Jewish law. The doctor’s complaint came shortly after a ruling...
By IndepthAfrica
In Middle East
Apr 5th, 2012
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There’s a thin line between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism. That’s true of Muslims and the left, but it’s also true specifically of the Jewish left, whose hatred for Israel manifests itself in a general contempt for Jewish religion, culture and tradition. Take the “Jewbags” case of Danielle Gilbert, ...