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The Republic of Angola is a large country on the Atlantic Ocean coast of southwest Africa. Angola was a Portuguese colony from the seventeenth century (sometimes being referred to as Portuguese West Africa) and became an Overseas Province of Portugal in 1951. It gained independence in 1975.
ANGOLA - THE JEWISH COMMUNITY
"A Spot of Identity" by S Levin. M.D. first published in Jewish Affairs Sept. 1984: "There was a tradition among their families that they did not go to Church often, and her husband's grandmother used to light candles on a Friday night, for reasons nobody could fathom. While in Lisbon, Mrs. Pereira became ill with abdominal trouble and Dr de Oliveira who examined her said: 'The trouble is that bad meat is poisoning your system. Pork is forbidden. Blood is forbidden, so before you prepare meat you must first soak it overnight in water and then salt it to get all the traces of blood out.' She did as he advised, and recovered. 'I then remembered,' she told me, 'that Jews in Johannesburg do these things and I and my husband began to read and made to make inquiries. We discovered that President Salazar and General Spinola of Angola were of Jewish origin, and so are we!.....that's why we wear the Magen David.'" [September 2002]
Jews of Angola. [August 2009]
South Africa SIG [August 2009]
The Jewish Colonization Project in Angola: João Medina; Joel Barromi. Journal of Israeli History: Politics, Society, Culture, 1744-0548, Volume 12, Issue 1, 1991, Pages 1 - 16 [August 2009]