African, Black – and Part of the Global Jewish Community?

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.

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While Jewish self-identification is found in many African countries today, it is nowhere as prevalent as in Nigeria, “the giant of Africa.” Members of a number of Nigerian ethnic groups self-identify as Jews,...