#15 Shmuel in Galut. Please don't shout. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Maureen Ann
    • 07.03.10 | 05:34 (IST)

    You won't be able to hear yourself think. I looked up "Galut" - exile of the Jewish people. It is the nature of a humans to wander, Shmuel. Here is an interesting story about exiled Jews: BBC News 6 March 2010 "Lost Jewish Tribe 'Found in Zimbabwe'" By Steve Vickers. They do not eat pork, they practise male circumcision, they ritually slaughter their animals, some of their men wear skull caps and they put the Star of David on their gravestones. Their oral traditions claim that their ancestors were Jews who fled the Holy Land about 2,500 years ago. It may sound like another myth of a lost tribe of Israel, but British scientists have carried out DNA tests which confirm their Semitic origin. These tests back up the group's belief that a group of perhaps seven men married African women and settled on the continent. The Lemba, who number perhaps 80,000, live in central Zimbabwe and the north of South Africa. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8550614.stm Cheers.

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    First published 23:30 04.03.10 | Last updated 13:00 08.03.10
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