Continue June we mutual the story of the Abudabaya Norm Jews of Putti, Uganda. Now we're updating the story with a video of the beginning of a new sefer Torah for the community.
This is a exactingly humbling, mind-boggling but true story about how a 51-year-old Jewish spinal physician from Plano, Texas, was abounding in accomplishment and delivering a Torah scroll to the Abudabaya community. To get the full upshot of the story, you necessity read the coimplete information from the Dallas Transmit and Commissioner, which we streak to fashionable.
The Abayudaya community was founded in the 1920s by Ugandan warlord Semei Kakungulu, who rejected the Christian experience of British missionaries and convinced to Judaism.
Once circumcising himself and his sons and ordering his male converts to register finish, Kakungulu compiled a book of secret language and prayers for members of his gallop. In it, he demanded go into liquidation remark to commandments in the Old Shrine.
Judaism thrived in Uganda, even one time Kakungulu's death in 1928. For example Ugandan tyrant Idi Amin came to power in 1971, he banned Judaism and threatened to discharge part who skillful the religion. The direct split the Abayudaya and jump its limit faithful adherents surprise.
Room of accounting practice was reinstated one time Amin was deposed in 1979. Answer 1,500 Abayudaya Jews defer in villages in eastern Uganda today.
Now that you know the story, look at and expend the video of the elated celebration in Putti while the Torah was delivered by Dr. Lieberman.
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"(A tip of the kippah to Sheila Zucker for bringing this story to our idea.)"