While planning our itinerary to the jungles of Papua New Guinea to meet tribesmen who claimed a Jewish link, we learned that right across the border in Indonesia, there were also emerging communities desperate for Jewish contact. In Jaypura, we discovered a group whose ancestors fled their European tormentors, knowing they’d be safe once the “Blue Mountain” was in sight.
In Papua New Guinea, a land where hunters live by their arrows, and children wield machetes, there are tribesmen who believe they’re reconnecting to their Jewish roots.
Prague might be the Jewish tourist capital of the Czech Republic, but there’s another narrative buried in the rural towns and farming villages
We have been to many emerging Jewish-identifying communities around the globe, but we never imagined we’d find dozens of these “kehillos” in the remotest parts of Nigeria