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Judaism

Judaism Continues To Grow and Thrive In Africa

Judaism Continues To Grow and Thrive In Africa

Source: What’s Happening in Africa: Cameroon, Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Zimbabwe (Kulanu.org) 2013 Judaism continues to grow and thrive in Africa. In small villages, often with few amenities of the modern world (electricity, plumbing, running water) and far from major urban centers, Jewish communities are somehow taking root and flourishing. In Uganda, for example, where Kulanu has been actively involved in the community for 18 years, there are now seven villages with seven synagogues and close to 1500 Abayudaya Jews. The largest village of Nabagoya Hill sits a few miles outside of the town of Mbale, northeast of the capital city…
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Judaism and Christianity Present In West Africa Before The Transatlantic Slave Trade

Judaism and Christianity Present In West Africa Before The Transatlantic Slave Trade

Source: Blacks Jews : The Religious Challenge or Politics Versus Religion (Cambridge University) - Page 233 "J. Leighton Wilson was a missionary for eighteen years in Africa. In his work Western Africa: its history, condition and prospects (London 1856), he states that in Senegambia, religion was a mixture of paganism, Judaism and Islam and that it is difficult to define the areas of influence of each of the three religions. In northern Guinea paganism and Judaism were closely intertwined and in the south there were more traces of Christianity. He based his conclusions on the existence of some customs which…
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