Boere Jode

The Afrikaner-Jews or Boere Jode are an important aspect and part of the whole Boer-Afrikaner culture and is therefore deserved this our reference to our site.

In the 19th century, many askhenazi european jews mostly from Great britain(many of them originating from Latvia and Lithuania) and Germany imigrated to South Africa, due to greater religious openness practiced in this region and settled mainly Afrikaans speaking areas. The first Ashkenazi Jewish congregation was established in 1841.

In the first three decades of the twentieth century there was a large influx of Jews arriving in South Africa especially the Baltic countries, many of them coming without any possessions.

Most of these Jews did not speak English and many have learned English before they learn afrikaans, others just afrikaans because many Jews spoke Yiddish and this language is much more similar to Afrikaans than for the English. Many Yiddish words have entered the vocabulary of Afrikaans will be as s Jewish communities were integrating the Boer-Afrikaners. The University of Cape Town Jewish studies libraries has a comprehensive collection of South African Yiddish books.

Integrating culture and Afrikaner-Boer community continued with many Jews to marry Afrikaner women and cultures participate in activities of the season. However, most of these people ever lost some unique specificity of their culture, such as the maintenance of Religion, and therefore are called afrikaner-Jews or Boer jode.

Some Jews were connected more to the English people in South Africa, these Jews came mainly from England and settled in Cape Town where they found a large English community.

The Afrikaner-jews were so integrated into the Afrikaner Boer-Afrikaner culture and felt so connected to that many Boers fought the Boer side in the Anglo Boer War.

Monument in honour of the Boerejode killed in the anglo-bóer war

Monument in honour of the Boerejode killed in the anglo-bóer war


The Boerejode, are also part of Boer culture, moreover, are Boer-Afrikaner culture were integrated into the language, culture, customs and fought with us. This is suficienten any Boer-Afrikaner deny that antisemitism is an attitude that goes against our culture.

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January 22, 2014 · 11:32 pm

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