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Religions 2018, 9(7), 222; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel9070222

The “Jewish Blackness” Thesis Revisited

Department of Literature,Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv-Yafo 6997801, Israel
Received: 20 June 2018 / Revised: 19 July 2018 / Accepted: 20 July 2018 / Published: 22 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Religion and Modern Jewish Thought)
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Abstract

The notion that in previous centuries Jews were considered to be black, or seen as blacks, has gained broad acceptance in scholarly discourse on the Jewish body since the early 1990s. The present article considers the notion analytically and then examines some of the evidence provided to support it. Much of this evidence does not stand critical examination. Therefore, arguably, the notion of Jewish blackness should be reconsidered. View Full-Text
Keywords: Jewish body; Jewish blackness; Jews and Blacks Jewish body; Jewish blackness; Jews and Blacks
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