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Jews of Uganda
- The Kulanu web site has articles. http://www.kulanu.org/abayudaya/index.html See also the Jewish Virtual Library - http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Judaism/uganda.html - produced by the American - Israeli Cooperative Enterprise, AICE.
- "community for Jews of African Heritage..." "share information on Jewish history, customs of various African Jews whether born Jews or converts..." http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aframjews/
- Association of Religion Data Archives
- National profiles for each country. Can compare two countries. Need to use statistifcal programs (SPSS, Stata) to use some data files. Use Quick Lists to compare nations, regions, government and religion. International maps (African continent, countries). Some rankings are puzzling - assigning high religious persecution to Uganda when a U.S. State Dept 2011 report says " There were no reports of societal abuses or discrimination based on religious affiliation" in Uganda. Based at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, [KF] http://www.thearda.com/
- Index to Jewish Periodicals
- Subscription only, through EBSCO; many universities subscribe. Check your library web site. Find citations to articles on the Jewish community in Kenya, South Africa, etc. Indexes English-language articles, book reviews, and feature stories in more than 160 journals such as Jewish Affairs. Covers from 1988 onwards.
- Israel Association for Ethiopian Jews
- "an Ethiopian-led advocacy and service organization representing Israel's Ethiopian immigrant community. Our goal is to assist in the full and rapid absorption and integration of Ethiopian Jews into mainstream Israeli society." Facts about the community, Ethiopian Jewish culture, history, education & employment initiatives. Based in Jerusalem, Israel. [KF] http://www.iaej.co.il/
- Discussion list on the interconnections between Judaism and Jews of African
descent, comparative linguistics of Semitic and African languages, the social
and cultural history of African and African-American Jews, etc. Co-moderators
are Julius Lester and Carolivia Herron. Subscribe at the Shamash web
site. [KF] http://www.tile.net/lists/index.php?list_id=7352
To subscribe, send a request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
You will be asked to indicate briefly your research interests.
- Jewish Web South Africa
- Directory of services, organizations. http://www.jewishweb.co.za/
- Jews in Africa
- "In the fall of 1999 journalist and musician Jay Sand visited the
Jewish communities in Ghana and Uganda, and throughout 2000 he plans
to visit groups in Southern and Northern Africa." Has many photographs (esp.
of Ghana, Uganda) and audio files of African-Jewish music. Includes recipes, games, music.
Maintained by Jay P. Sand, a freelance journalist, historian and activist.
- Journal of Religion
- "...founded in 1967 by Andrew Walls. In 1985 the editorship was taken
over by Adrian Hastings, who retired in 1999. It is interested in all religious
traditions and all their forms, in every part of Africa,..." Libraries
pay $172 a year. Published by Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands.
of Religious History
- Table of contents only. Volume 23, Number 1, February 1999 was a Special
Issue: Africans Meeting Missionaries, edited by Jean Landau and Derek Peterson,
with papers presented at a conference at the University of Minnesota in 1997.
Pub. by Blackwell Publishers, Oxford, U.K. [KF] http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0022-4227
- JTA Online - Global News Service of the
- "Jewish Telegraphic Agency is an international news service." Use
the Search to locate news articles
on Ethiopian Jews. "Headquartered in New York, JTA is a not-for-profit
- "an organization.....dedicated to finding and assisting lost and dispersed
remnants of the Jewish people." Sells CDs or tape recordings of the
music of the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda, raises funds for
education of the Abayudaya Jews. Site has articles on Jews in Cape Verde,
Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda, the Lemba in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa,
Timbuktu, Mali, the Tutsi in Central Africa. [KF] http://www.kulanu.org/
- Lost Tribes
- Public Broadcasting Service TV program. Anthropologist, Tudor Parfitt,
investigates the historical and genetic roots of the Lemba in southern
Africa who claim to be one of the Lost Tribes of Israel.
- Includes the "Mystery of Great Zimbabwe." The Lemba of
Southern Africa, who claim ancient Jewish heritage, may have built Great
Zimbabwe. Has links to the American Journal of Human Genetics article on
DNA linking the Lemba and Jewish priesthood. [KF] http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/israel/index.html
- North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry
- Non-profit organization founded in 1982. One of its goals is to help Ethiopian Jews survive in Ethiopia. Sells embroidered (Ethiopian design) pillow covers, bags. History of the Beta Israel (House of Israel) community in Abyssinia. Situation of Falashas in Ethiopia. Online newsletter. Based in New York city. [KF] http://www.nacoej.org/
- RAMBI, Index of Articles on Jewish Studies
- Free index to journal articles. Find articles on Jews in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, etc. Indexes Jewish Affairs. From the Israel Inter-University Library Network, Jewish National and University Library, Jerusalem, Israel. http://jnul.huji.ac.il/rambi/
- Religiously Remapped: Mapping Religious Trends in Africa - Eugene Carl Adogla
- Religious profiles for 54 African countries. 22 maps show the predominant religion, the main minority religion, Christianity, Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, Sunnis, Shia and other branches of Islam, traditional religions, Baha'i, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Atheism, religious freedom, religion and conflict, interesting religious facts, religious change. Includes references. Completed 2007 by Eugene Adogla, funded by a Stanford University grant. http://www.religiouslyremapped.info/
Yisrael - Royal Jew From Swaziland
- About Natan Gamedze, translator, linguist, and convert to Judaism. "Gamedze
is now a rabbi and teaches Jewish studies in the northern Israeli city of
Tzfat where he lives with his wife and son." On the Aish web
site. Aish HaTorah "is the vision of American-born Rabbi Noah Weinberg,
who founded Aish HaTorah in 1974 to combat alarming assimilation rates." [KF]
- Smithsonian Folkways Recordings - Abayudaya: Music from the Jewish People of Uganda
- A 2005 GRAMMY Nominee for Best Traditional World Album (Vocal or Instrumental). "....collection of African-Jewish music in which the rhythms and harmonies of Africa blend with Jewish celebration and traditional Hebrew prayer. This compelling repertoire is rooted in local Ugandan music and infused with rich choral singing, Afro-pop, and traditional drumming. The repertoire includes lullabies, political and children's song, religious..." Listen to audio clip samples. http://www.folkways.si.edu/search/AlbumDetails.aspx?ID=3005
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