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Connected JewsExpressions of Community in Analogue and Digital Culture$
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Simon J. Bronner and Caspar Battegay

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781906764869

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781906764869.001.0001

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Propagating Modern Jewish Identity in Madagascar: A Contextual Analysis of One Community’s Discursive Strategies

Propagating Modern Jewish Identity in Madagascar: A Contextual Analysis of One Community’s Discursive Strategies

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(p.149) Six Propagating Modern Jewish Identity in Madagascar: A Contextual Analysis of One Community’s Discursive Strategies
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Connected Jews
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Nathan P. Devir

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781906764869.003.0007

This chapter introduces a group of 121 women, men, and children on the island of Madagascar that formally converted to Judaism in mid-May 2016. It discusses the Westerners before the conversions that had only vague and second-hand notions about the proselytes' difficulties in maintaining a religiously observant lifestyle in a country that has been plagued with endemic corruption and barely functioning infrastructure for decades. It analyses how the 121 Malagasies relied upon faith in the efficacy of the culture of digital communications, which they had harnessed since 2013 in order to prepare for the conversions. The chapter focuses on kelal yisra'el, the worldwide Jewish community that was facilitated by the globalized matrix of mass communication and enabled the learning of post-exilic Judaism. It identifies the groups of contemporary 'internet Jews' from the developing world, such as the Igbo of Nigeria and the Beth Yeshourun community of Cameroon.

Keywords:   post-exilic Judaism, Westerners, endemic corruption, Malagasies, kelal yisra'el, Jewish community, internet Jews

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