Israel and the South African branch of Magen David Adom are working together to rush emergency medical aid to the International Red Cross to fight the Black Death plague in Madagascar.
By EYTAN HALON
Israel is rushing to send greatly needed aid to Madagascar after a severe outbreak of the Black Death plague in the African island.
The Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the South African branch of Magen David Adom have joined forces to head the aid effort. The aid will be delivered to the International Red Cross in Madagascar.
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Since August 2017, the island has been battling the epidemic of the airborne pneumonic plague but cases have risen by 8% in the past week alone. Continue Reading »
Last month 121 men, women & children underwent Orthodox conversions on the remote Indian Ocean island nation of Madagascar, in an effort to secure their beliefs that they are of Jewish or Israelite descent, and that their founders were seafaring members of the Lost Tribes.
By DEBORAH JOSEFSON/JTA
Antananarivo – A nascent Jewish community was officially born in Madagascar last month when 121 men, women and children underwent Orthodox conversions on the remote Indian Ocean island nation better known for lemurs, chameleons, dense rain forests and vanilla.
Madagascar Jews – Photo : US-BASED KULANU NON-PROFIT
The conversions, which took place over a 10-day period, were the climax of a process that arose organically five to six years ago when followers of various messianic Christian sects became disillusioned with their churches and began to study Torah. Continue Reading »