How a trip to Uganda led me back to the Torah
But will Uganda’s Abayudaya Jews, most of whom converted before 2009, be able to immigrate to Israel under the Law of Return?
Socalled, Ugandans, and klezmer at North America’s largest gathering of Jewish and Yiddish culture
Gershom Sizomu is vanquished, but undefeated
In a Kenyan village 100 miles north of Nairobi, a small group of homesteaders and subsistence farmers have adopted Judaism as their faith
The Abayudaya, a small Ugandan Jewish community, survived Idi Amin’s persecution and then reconnected with the wider Jewish world, as they had done a century before. Part 2 of 2.
Gershom Sizomu, the first African-born black rabbi in Uganda, ran for his country’s parliament, trying to win support from outside the tiny, century-old Ugandan Jewish community he leads. A photo diary.
The Abayudaya of Uganda have been Jewish since a colonial-era chieftain decided to follow the five books of Moses. A century later, a descendant of those African Jews became a rabbi and ran for parliament. Part 1 of 2.
How an American saxophonist came to cut a record with a group of Ugandan Jews