For 80 years anti-Semites worldwide have celebrated a bare-faced forgery, 'Franklin's Prophecy,' as proof the founding father saw Jews as 'vampires' and 'a great danger for the United States.'
Shai Afsai lives in Rhode Island. His “Nigeria’s Igbo Jews: Jewish Identity and Practice in Abuja” appears in the April issue of Anthropology Today, a journal published by the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland.
African Jewish identities challenge the misconception that Jewishness equals whiteness. They raise questions about what Jewish identity really is – and a case in point is among Nigeria's 30 million Igbo.