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Scattered Among the Nations.

Author: Bryan Schwartz
Publisher: Weldon Owen, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With vibrant photographs and intricate stories Scattered Among the Nations tells the story of the world's most isolated Jewish communities in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Former Soviet Union and the margins of Europe. Over 2,000 years ago, a shipwreck left seven Jewish couples stranded off India's Konkan Coast, south of Bombay. Those hardy survivors stayed, built a community, and founded one of the fascinating  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)913557491
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bryan Schwartz
ISBN: 1681881659 9781681881652
OCLC Number: 948780893
Description: 1 online resource

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With vibrant photographs and intricate stories Scattered Among the Nations tells the story of the world's most isolated Jewish communities in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Former Soviet Union and the margins of Europe. Over 2,000 years ago, a shipwreck left seven Jewish couples stranded off India's Konkan Coast, south of Bombay. Those hardy survivors stayed, built a community, and founded one of the fascinating groups described in this book-the Bene Israel of India's Maharasthra Province. This story is unique, but it is not unusual. We have all heard the phrase "the lost tribes of Israel," but never has the truth and wonder of the Diaspora been so lovingly and richly illustrated. To create this amazing chronicle of faith and resilience, the authors visited Jews in 30 countries across five continents, hearing origin stories and family histories that stretch back for millennia.

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