I went to Ghana to study drumming. But I learned much more about the religion I’d cast aside, including how to reclaim it.
Israel Story is back! In this episode, we meet an Eritrean seeking refuge in Israel and an Israeli seeking purpose in Kenya.
A hysteria-fueled media paints a continent’s people in grossly stereotypical strokes. Stop us if you’ve heard this one before.
Former U.S. senator named a special representative to Great Lakes Region
Sierra Leone’s Israeli-built parliament building is a symbol of the Jewish state’s long-running engagement in Africa
Lemba guitarist Hamlet Zhou takes an interest in his African-Jewish heritage for a new album
I was drawn to Mali’s nomads and their musical pleas for a homeland, until they allied with Islamists
A new film, 400 Miles to Freedom, follows Ethiopian immigrants who long to move to the Jewish state but find unexpected barriers upon arriving there
Gershom Sizomu is vanquished, but undefeated
In a Kenyan village 100 miles north of Nairobi, a small group of homesteaders and subsistence farmers have adopted Judaism as their faith
The Abayudaya, a small Ugandan Jewish community, survived Idi Amin’s persecution and then reconnected with the wider Jewish world, as they had done a century before. Part 2 of 2.
The Abayudaya of Uganda have been Jewish since a colonial-era chieftain decided to follow the five books of Moses. A century later, a descendant of those African Jews became a rabbi and ran for parliament. Part 1 of 2.
Dispatch from Uganda
Meet the first-generation Jews of Ghana
Plus Iranian uranium and two Gaza operations
Obama draws a connection between slavery and the Holocaust
An activist poet explores the religious side of social justice