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‘Voodoo’ Jew Finds Love, Truth in Haiti

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/voodoo_jew_finds_love_truth_in_haiti_20060407_12906

The title, "Madame Dread: A Tale of Love, Voodoo and Civil Strife in Haiti," comes from the nickname given to her by the kids in her Port-au-Prince neighborhood. In Haitian tradition, women take on the first names of their husbands; in her case she was named for the dreadlocks of her boyfriend (who later became her husband). She also refers to herself as a "Voodoo Jew."

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