The Jews of Norway
Bodovitch - May 6, 2009
Unlike many European countries there is little evidence of a Jewish presence in Norway until the expulsion of Jews from Spain and Portuguese Jews in the 15th and 16th century. This is partly due to the remoteness of Norway but also because around the year 1000 the Norwegian king Olav...
The Jews of Morocco
Zalman - May 6, 2009
The Jewish community of Morocco can be dated back nearly 2,000 years to Roman days when Jews settled in the area as farmers and traders. They seemed to have prospered well there and managed to get along well with the predominant Berbers, some of whom even converted to Judaism. They...
The Jews of Uganda
Taller - May 6, 2009
The story of the Jews of Uganda, the Abayudaya community, is a fascinating tale of how a group of people in a remote part of the world came to Judaism through coincidence and the vision of one great man. That man was the powerful Bagandan warrior Semei Kakungulu and like many others in...
The Jews of Belgium
Glazer - April 24, 2009
The very first Jews in Belgium likely arrived as Jewish slaves or merchants with the Romans in the early first century but not much is known about their lives or activities in those days. There are some historical records that refer to Jews being residents in the city of Brabant as...
The Jews of Brazil
Bodovitch - April 24, 2009
Jews have been part of Brazilian history for a very long time, at least since the beginning of European settlement in the New World. In 1630 the Dutch took over control of Brazil and with their world view of freedom of religious practice made it safe for Jews and other minority groups...
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