10 Things You Didn’t Know About Judaism in Africa

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Written by Keren Mikva

Many people are surprised to learn that Judaism has a rich history on the African continent. Unique Jewish communities can be found in almost every country, and while each practices its own traditions, all share common attributes based in Judaism. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about Judaism in Africa.

Sources: Cambridge.org, The Forgotten Diaspora: Jewish Communities in West Africa and the Making of the Atlantic World (Peter Mark, José da Silva Horta); AmIJewish.info/Africa; Haaretz.com; Wikipedia.org