Constructing black Jews: Genetic tests and the Lemba - The 'Black Jews' of South Africa Conference

Parfitt, T. (2003). Constructing black Jews: Genetic tests and the Lemba - The 'Black Jews' of South Africa . 3(2), 112-118. 10.1046/j.1471-8731.2003.00066.x

cited authors

  • Parfitt, T

fiu authors

abstract

  • This commentary examines the use of Y-chromosome testing to reconstruct a genetic ancestry for the Lemba, a group in southern Africa that has long considered itself Jewish. The commentary looks especially at the reasons why this project drew such attention from the mainstream media.

publication date

  • January 1, 2003

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 112

end page

  • 118

volume

  • 3

issue

  • 2