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Tablet Magazine, October 2, 2020

Judeus no Espiritismo e na Umbanda: De entidades a adeptos

Alex Minkin, Revista ANTHROPOLÓGICAS, Brasil 2018

Espíritos judeus de rebeldes, sábios e prostitutas, têm seu lugar particular entre as entidades da umbanda.

This article in Brazilian anthropological magazine Revista ANTHROPOLÓGICAS explores the interaction of Jewish and Brazilian cultures through the centuries, focusing on Jewish themes in Brazilian religions of Kardecism and Umbanda. Several waves of Jewish immigration to Brazil are considered: from Portuguese Crypto Jews of 16th and 17th centuries and Moroccan Jewish Amazon rubber boom workers of late 19th century, to Eastern European immigrants of the 20th century. Each of these waves influenced Umbanda, a syncretic Afro-Brazilian religion that celebrates, among others, the spirits of Jewish rebels, sages and prostitutes. Finally, the changing attitudes of Brazilian Jews towards both religions are analyzed. (In Portuguese)

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