By Word of Mouth

Since the historical rediscovery of core Median Judaism less than a decade ago, the message that these denominations are Jewish has spread rapidly like a wildfire in the Middle East. Members of denominations of core Median Judaism (Alawites, Alevis, Alians, Bektashis, Druze, Khaksaris, Shabaks, Yarsanis and Yezidis) are increasingly aware of being Jewish and increasingly adopt Jewish communal identity. Yet, the information spreads almost entirely by word of mouth. It is clear that this information literally provides the missing piece of information for many members of denominations of core Median Judaism. The spread of this information is almost entirely verbal only as it has left little imprint on the Internet. This is an important preparation for Median Jewish mass Aliyah (immigration) to Israel and for Median Jews in Syria and Lebanon as preparation for territorial unification with Israel. The readoption of Jewish identity in core Median Jewry is a historical process whose significance can hardly be overestimated. It is indeed remarkable that this information has been spreading almost entirely by word of mouth.

Published by Daniella Bartfeld

Daniella Bartfeld is the founding director of the Aliyah Organization.

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