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Among the “Jubos” During the Festival of Lights

William Miles
Transition
No. 105, Blacks, Jews, and Black Jews (2011), pp. 30-45
DOI: 10.2979/transition.105.30
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2979/transition.105.30
Page Count: 16

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Among the “Jubos” During the Festival of Lights
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Abstract

The Igbo Jews of Nigeria have made a radical choice: in a nation sharply divided along religious lines, they have rejected both Islam and Christianity and returned to their ancient Hebraic roots. William Miles, an American Ashkenazi, celebrates Hanukkah in Abuja and finds that he is less certain than his hosts about what it means to be a Jew.

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