The Convenient Lemba Jews in Southern Africa || African Jewish Lives Matter, when Jews need alliances for the victim cards

Published on Jul 14, 2021
In the past year, Jews have grappled with ideas around race, diversity and inclusion like never before. The Bush Report on racial inclusivity in the Jewish community, published by the Board of Deputies in April 2021, highlighted the false assumption that all Jews are essentially white and European and sought to investigate discrimination against Jews of colour within the Jewish community. In a landmark series, the Lyons Learning Project and Jewish Renaissance demonstrate just how far from the truth this is.

In the fifth of seven instalments we discover the burgeoning Judaism of the Lemba people. Rabbi Sybil Sheridan is joined by Rabson Wuriga, author and scholar of the Lemba Jewish community of Zimbabwe, plus Israeli anthropologist and filmmaker Malka Shabtay.

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