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Introduction: Lost Tribes in Twenty‐first‐Century Africa

Edith Bruder

in The Black Jews of Africa: History, Religion, Identity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195333565
eISBN:
9780199868889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333565.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the increasing number of ethnic groups throughout Africa claiming a Jewish, or Hebrew, or Israelite ancestry. It then lays out the main ... More


Jewish Ancestry and the Social Construction of Ethnic Identity

Janet Liebman Jacobs

in Hidden Heritage: The Legacy of the Crypto-Jews

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520233461
eISBN:
9780520936614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233461.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter presents a discussion on self-transformation of social identity in crypto-Jewish descendants, and the construction of Jewish ethnicity from the standpoint of ethnic and ancestral ... More


Messianic Turmoil circa 1500

Renée Levine Melammed

in Heretics or Daughters of Israel?: The Crypto-Jewish Women of Castile

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151671
eISBN:
9780199849215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151671.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the appearances of a number of visionaries of Jewish ancestry claiming to be prophets bearing a message of salvation that was specifically directed at the conversos. The ... More


Conclusion Ethnic Loss and the Future of Crypto-Jewish Culture

Janet Liebman Jacobs

in Hidden Heritage: The Legacy of the Crypto-Jews

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520233461
eISBN:
9780520936614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233461.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter concludes this study of crypto-Jewish culture by presenting a discussion on the future transmission of crypto-Jewish ethnicity and heritage among the modern descendant population. In ... More


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