The Jewish world is often envisioned as neatly divided into two “tribes”, the Sephardim and the Ashkenazim. In fact, there are and there have been for a long time many Jewish communities that do not fit that binary model.
Those unfamiliar faces lead us to ask anew, from a broader perspective, what it means to be a Jew.
Bruder, E. (2008). The Black Jews of Africa, History, Identity, Religion. Oxford University Press.
Bruder, E.; Parfitt, T., eds. (2012). African Zion: Studies in Black Judaism. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Articles in books
Bruder, E. (2011). “The Beit Avraham of Kechene: The Emergence of a New Jewish Community in Ethiopia”. In Trevisan Semi, E.; Weil, S. Beta Israel: The Jews of Ethiopia and Beyond. Cafoscarina.
Bruder, E. (2011). “Identites Juives contemporaines en Afrique de l’Ouest: une conséquence des routes caravanières au Moyen Age?”. Graeco-Arabica. Heraklion: Institut for Graeco-Oriental and African Studies. 11.
Bruder, E. (2013). “‘The Descendants of David’ of Madagascar: Crypto-Judaism in Twentieth Century Africa”. In Sicher, Efraim. Race, Color, Identity: Rethinking Discourses about “Jews” in the 21st Century. Berghahn Books.