The Jews of Kasuku, Kenya

March 12 2015

In a remote area of Kenya, a small community of Jews has recently established contact with other East African Jews. Although their origins are uncertain, they seem to have come to Judaism through Christianity in the 1990s, and were formally converted under the auspices of the American Conservative movement in 2006. Melanie Lidman writes:

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More about: Africa, African Jewry, Conservative Judaism, Conversion, Jewish World

Israel’s Naval Shadow War with Iran Comes Out into the Open

April 9 2021

Wednesday night, Israeli planes struck a weapons depot outside Damascus, reportedly killing three pro-Iran fighters. While such attacks have become both routine and widely known, the IDF has also been fighting the Islamic Republic at sea, a fact only recently brought to public attention because of an explosion on an Iranian military vessel on Tuesday. Ron Ben Yishai explains:

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More about: Iran, Israeli Security, Naval strategy, US-Israel relations