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Lemba – Another Fragment of the Lost Tribes of Israel Found in Africa?

Another Fragment of the Lost Tribes of Israel Found in Africa?

by Hana Levi Julian

British scientists have confirmed with DNA testing that an African tribe in northern South Africa that claims Semitic origins is telling the truth.

The Lemba, whose oral traditions state that their ancestors were Jews, practice customs that are remarkably similar to those of the House of Israel. They keep one day of the week holy, bless the new moon, circumcise their boys, slaughter meat in a ritual manner, avoid eating food with blood and do not eat pork. Some of the men wear yarmulkas (kippot), they strongly discourage marriage outside the tribe, and the custom of the tribe is to inscribe a Star of David on the gravestone of the deceased.

None of these practices are common among the peoples of Zimbabwe or South Africa. The Lemba are also divided into 12 tribes, and among the Buba, the priestly class, was found the exact same DNA element as among those Jews of the priestly class elsewhere around the world.

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