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Who is Tudor Parffit ?


Tudor Parfitt is a British historian, writer, traveller, broadcaster.
He is Emeritus Professor of Modern Jewish Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), where he was the founding director of the Centre for Jewish Studies.
He is now Distinguished Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), President Navon Professor of Sephardi and Mizrahi Studies at the Florida International University (FIU) and Director of the Center of Global Jewish Communities at FIU.
He has published some 70 articles and written or translated over twenty five BOOKS.
His work has been translated into many languages including Hebrew, Arabic, Dutch, German,Spanish, Greek, Portuguese, Polish and Finnish. His younger brother Robin Parfitt worked in education for his career.
He is a big contributor to FJN association on Jewish, Israeli and black jews history.
His interest in Jewish groups led him in the 1990s to study the Lemba tribe of southern Africa, who claimed partial male descent from ancient Jewish ancestors in present-day Yemen.
He published Journey to the Vanished City (1992) about his six-month journey throughout
Africa tracing the origins of the tribe to an ancient city of Senna in present-day Yemen.

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