Tu B’Shvat

It is Holocaust Remembrance Day and now also Tu B’Shvat, the birthday of the trees for tithing purposes. Such an interesting juxtaposition. Fear and hate led to nearly successful genocide of European Jewry, not to mention the incitement of pogroms across the world. But yet, an ancient Jewish tradition persists at the same time, oneContinue reading “Tu B’Shvat”

Rejection of the Ugandan Jews

The Israeli Interior Ministry has determined that the small Ugandan community of Jews called Abayudaya are not Jewish enough to be eligible to immigrate to Israel. They converted to Judaism in early the 1900s, doing so with no contact with established communities in the Diaspora, which I think is pretty amazing. https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/a-history-of-the-abuyudaya-jews-of-uganda I suppose thisContinue reading “Rejection of the Ugandan Jews”