These Bantu Jews

The synagouge on Nabugoye Hill. Home to the Abayudaya Jews of eastern Uganda

The Days of Awe are made more awesome in this hill country, away from the lights of the city, where these solemn and humble folk practice faith in its truest form, wrapped in fear and awe, unencumbered by generations of doubt that has consumed us in the West. Strangely, as I gaze at the towering mountain overlooking this pastoral synagogue, I hear the prayer of my faith no different than if I never left home.

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  • HI

    I came across your blog and must admit it is fabulous. I've made a reference to it on my blog.

    I'm going to Uganda next week and have been educating myself on Uganda. Thanks your site has helped me.

    I'm south african myself so it is interesting that you are drawing similarities. Please feel free to contact me.

    Pink MBA

    By Blogger Pink MBA, at 6:26 AM  

  • Love the pic! They are such a rich people in history of miracles! A really nice site and so glad I dropped by! Thanks for sharing with me! I am so glad there are people like you around! There are a lot of Christians (people) who "fret and worry" over every little thing and to do so is also known as DOUBT and to be in doubt is not to have the faith that GOD gave unto us so therefore it is SIN! Wow! What a grabber huh!? Yes, GOD says that we are "full of seed". Pregnant is the word HE used for us. All we have to do is allow HIS word to come forth in us and we bring forth HIS children in us (HIS FRUITS) and we become more like HIM in all we do and say! You know the days are passing very fast as GOD said that the "time shall be shortened" in the last days, remember? Well we are there and the last days are upon us, so these days keep turning into weeks and weeks into months and years before we know it, they're gone again and soon there shall be no more as we know them! You know though if you stop and think about it and recall the pleasures of heaven and the peace it brings and all of the love and joy that abound in HIS presence, and if we are HIS child, then WHY should we fear it? Some people do fear the end! It should be the very greatest blessing to us! Something to be "looked forward" to with greatest excitement! Well, you stay safe and be blessed and I will pray all will be well with you always. In HIS love, Katie

    By Blogger Miskaj, at 1:36 PM  

  • Wow - that is so cool. I had no idea there were Bantu Jews.

    By Blogger Field Notes, at 7:01 PM  

  • As a South African Jew I want to congratulate you on your terrific blog and the picture taken in the shul during Days of Awe.
    The Israeli vice-consul in Houston is an Ethiopean Jewess, whose family was airlifted to Israel when she was a young girl. She is very devout and devoted to her country, Israel. I have met her and been impressed.
    Please feel free to contact me.
    My blog is

    By Blogger Unknown, at 11:47 AM  

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