History of the Jews in Pakistan
Jews were a small religious group in Pakistan. Various estimates suggest that there were about 1,000 Jews living in Karachi at the beginning of the twentieth century, mostly Bene Israel Jews from Maha...
Israelites
The Israelites (/ˈɪzriəˌlaɪts, -reɪ-/) were a Semitic people of the Ancient Near East, who inhabited part of Canaan during the tribal and monarchic periods (15th to 6th centuries BCE), and lived in th...
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Theory of Pashtun descent from Israelites
During the Mughal Era, there was a tradition of the Afghans (the Pashtun people) being descended from the exiled lost tribes of Israel.This tradition was referenced in 19th century western scholarsh...
Ten Lost Tribes of Israel
The ten lost tribes refers to the ten of the twelve tribes of ancient Israel that were said to have been deported from the Kingdom of Israel after it was conquered by the Neo-Assyrian Empire circa 722...
Antisemitism in Pakistan
Antisemitism in Pakistan refers to the dislike, fear or hostility in attitude against Jewish people and the Judaism religion in Pakistan. There are general stereotypes against Jews in Pakistan, most o...
Bene Israel
The Bene Israel ("Sons of Israel") are a historic community of Jews in India, believed by some to have been one of the disputed Lost Tribes and descendants of ancestors who had settled there centuries...
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Satamkar
Satamkar (also Satamker) is a Bene Israel family who lived for centuries in Kolaba (now Raigad District) in the Konkan region, India. Most members moved to Israel from the 1960s through the 1980s; som...
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David Abraham Cheulkar
David Abraham Cheulkar (1909 – December 28, 1981), popularly known as David, was a Jewish-Indian Hindi film actor and a member of Mumbai's Marathi speaking Bene Israel community. In a career spanning ...
Oyo Empire
The Oyo Empire was a Yoruba empire of what is today western and northern Nigeria. Established in the 14th century, the Oyo Empire grew to become one of the largest West African states. It rose through...
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Ezra Mir
Ezra Mir (fl. 1924–1993) was an Indian film-maker, known for his documentary films.Mir changed his Jewish birth name, Edwyn Meyers, to Ezra Mir because he felt his original name "lacked Indianness". A...
Desi Jews
Desi Jews are Jews living in South Asia (or originally from this region, also known as the Indian subcontinent) who belong to communities that had been integrated into South Asian culture and society....
Igbo Jews
Igbo Jews are members of the Igbo people of Nigeria who practice Judaism.
Certain Nigerian communities with Judaic practices have been receiving help from individual Israelis and American Jews who...
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Nissim Ezekiel
Nissim Ezekiel (16 December 1924 – 9 January 2004) was an Indian Jewish poet, actor, playwright, editor and art-critic. He was a foundational figure in postcolonial India's literary history, specifica...
Nissim Ezekiel - Wikipedia
Cochin Jews
Cochin Jews, also called Malabar Jews, are of Mizrahi heritage. They are the oldest group of Jews in India, with possible roots claimed to date to the time of King Solomon. The Cochin Jews settled in ...
Cochin Jews - Wikipedia
Lemba people
The Lemba, wa-Remba, or Mwenye are a southern African ethnic group found in Zimbabwe and South Africa, with smaller, little-known branches in Mozambique and Malawi. According to Tudor Parfitt, Profess...
Who is a Jew
"Who is a Jew?" (Hebrew: מיהו יהודי‎ [ˈmihu jehuˈdi]) is a basic question about Jewish identity and considerations of Jewish self-identification. The question is based in ideas about Jewish pers...
Bnei Menashe
The Bnei Menashe (Hebrew: בני מנשה‎, "Sons of Menasseh") are a group of indigenous people from India's North-Eastern border states of Manipur and Mizoram who claim descent from one of the Lost T...
Beta Israel
Beta Israel (Hebrew: בֵּיתֶא יִשְׂרָאֵל, Beyte (beyt) Yisrael; Ge'ez: ቤተ እስራኤል, Bēta 'Isrā'ēl, modern Bēte 'Isrā'ēl, EAE: "Betä Ǝsraʾel", "House of Israel" or "Community of Israel"), also known as...
Beta Israel - Wikipedia
Persian Jews
Persian Jews or Iranian Jews (Persian: یهودیان ایرانی‎) (Hebrew: יהודים פרסים‎) are Jews historically associated with Iran, traditionally known as Persia in Western sources.Judaism is amon...
Mormon view of the House of Joseph
The House of Joseph (sometimes referred to as the Tribe of Joseph) were the Old Testament tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh. Both of these tribes were descendants of Joseph's two sons, Ephraim and Manass...
Mormon view of the House of Joseph - Wikipedia
Japanese-Jewish Common Ancestor Theory
The Japanese-Jewish common ancestry theory (日ユ同祖論(日猶同祖論), Nichiyu Dōsoron) appeared in the 17th century as a hypothesis which claimed the Japanese people were the main part of the ten lost tri...
Genetic origins of the Kurds
The Kurds are an ethnic Iranian group who have historically inhabited the mountainous areas to the south of Caucasus (Northern Zagros and Eastern Taurus mountain ranges), a geographical area collectiv...
Genetic origins of the Kurds - Wikipedia
Kaifeng Jews
The Kaifeng Jews are members of a small Jewish community in Kaifeng, in the Henan province of China who have assimilated into Chinese society while preserving some Jewish traditions and customs. Their...
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Bukharian Jews
Bukharan Jews, also Bukharian Jews or Bukhari Jews (Persian: یهودی بخارایی‎ Yahūde-ye Bukhārāī ; Russian: Бухарские евреи Bukharskie evrei ; Hebrew: בוכרים‎ Bukharim ; T...
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Sarmad Kashani
Muhammad Sa'id, mostly known as Sarmad Kashani or simply as Sarmad (Persian: سرمد کاشانی‎) (ca 1590 - 1661) was a Persian mystic, poet and saint who travelled to and made the Indian subcontinent...
British Israelism
British Israelism (also called Anglo-Israelism) is a doctrine based on the hypothesis that people of Western European descent, particularly those in Great Britain, are the direct lineal descendants of...
British Israelism - Wikipedia
Hebrews
Hebrews (Hebrew: עברים or עבריים, ʿIḇrîm, ʿIḇriyyîm; ʿIvrim, ʿIvriyyim; ʕibrim, ʕibriyim) is a term appearing 34 times within 32 verses of the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible). While the term was not an ethno...
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