Shortwave | abayudayan rabbi on shtetl


This week on Shtetl meet the Rabbi of the Abayudaya.  Gershom Sizomu is the spiritual leader of this unique community of Jews in Uganda. (Abayudaya is Lugandan for The People of Judah).   What are the origins of this community? How many Jews are there in Uganda? How has the political history of the country affected this community? What challenges face the Abayudaya today?
Rabbi Sizomu will be with us for the hour to explore these questions and his own journey as the leader of this traditional and vibrant community of African Jews.
Music by The Barry Sisters and The Abayudaya.
Thanks for tuning in!