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Irene Orleansky is a multi-talented Israeli musician whose work spans a wide range of genres – from world music to folk to new age and electronica. A popular performer on the Israeli club circuit, her latest project may be her most ambitious yet....

There is a community of self-proclaimed Jews centered in the village of Rusape, about two hours from Harare, Zimbabwe. The Rusape Jews claim to be spiritually, though not genetically, descended from one of the lost tribes of Israel, exiled from the Jewish homeland by the...

The Lemba are an allegedly Jewish people in southern Africa, many living in modern day Zimbabwe, Malawi and South Africa. The community as a whole numbers close to 70,000. Although they speak the same Bantu languages as their African neighbors, some of the Lemba's religious...

From The Jerusalem Report, 1993   Could Israel be inundated with millions of Africans and Asians claiming Jewish descent? As the first members of the Shinlung tribe, from the remote Indian-Burmese border, undergo conversion in Israel, the notion is becoming ever less absurd. And Israel´s minister of...