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Book : In the Shadow of Moses...

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>New Jewish Movements in Africa and the Diaspora, co-edited by our ASA colleagues Bill Miles, Tudor Parfitt, and Daniel Lis. Contributions to the roundtable will include meta-level discussions on the state of the discipline as well as new directions in particular areas of scholarship. Such directions include new perspectives on the adoption of Rabbinic Judaism among the Igbo ; the possible role of Portuguese Christians and Jews who fled the Inquisition in the formation of (...)

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Removing African countries from ICC : nonsense.

Why African states to withdraw from the International Criminal Court ?
The withdrawal of a number of African countries in the international criminal court spilled much ink.
Many African countries criticize the Hague Tribunal, supposed to be universal, not judge for now that African leaders.
Hence the announced withdrawal of Burundi, the South Africa and Gambia.
Since March 4, 2016, 124 States of the 193 UN member states have ratified the Rome Statute and accept the authority of the ICC. (...)

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Why Yiddish in Africa ?

We are initiating a Yiddish project for the purpose of improving user experience with history system and to preserve the yiddish culture through african jewish experience. We are currently looking for Yiddish speakers to work on a prompt disambiguation task of the language, the first stage of the project. This project should be relatively simple for Yiddish teacher. The work involves categorising a list of Yiddish history. We will provide a set of guidelines and a very short training in (...)

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Marine Le Pen says a kippah ban in France

Antisemitism pervades the right side of the French political spectrum. The president of the right wing National Front party, Marine Le Pen, said there should be a ban on kippah wearing in France.
After she called for a ban on Muslims from wearing head coverings, now Le Pen is calling for a ban on kippahs in the name of equality between Muslims and Jews in the country.
“If we banned the burka, we should also ban kippahs in the entire public sector,” Le Pen claimed and said that she has (...)

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Sukkot

Sukkot begins on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei (Erev Sukkot is on Sunday evening, October 16th) and continues for seven days. It is known by several names, none more descriptive than Z’man Simchataynu, Day of Our Rejoicing. Hag HaSukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, reminds us of the huts (sukkot) in which our ancestors dwelt in the desert for forty years on their way to the Promised Land. It concludes with the festive Holiday of Simchat Torah (...)

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