10 Things You Didn’t Know About Judaism in Africa

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Written by Keren Mikva
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South Africa is home to a large Ashkenazi population, mainly descended from Lithuanian immigrants

Prior to World War II, South Africa experienced a large influx of Ashkenazi Jews, mainly from Lithuanian, accounting for its heavy Ashkenazi Jewish population today. Apart from Lithuania, South African Jews have origins in Britain, Germany, and various countries across Eastern Europe.