The Jews of Kenya
Today on Tablet
Today in Tablet Magazine, Jacob Silverman visits the Galthundians, a small congregation of Jewish converts 100 miles from Nairobi. He writes that
The Gathundians’ path toward Judaism has been quixotic, for some a flight from Christianity and ethnic conflict, and with some missteps and a great deal of self-education. But it has also been faithfully pursued, visible in the Hebrew chalk scrawlings on the wall of Ndungu’s home, their makeshift synagogue, and the Hebrew worksheets that Njogu and others have filled out by lamplight. It has also been a journey—amidst displacement and poverty—toward self-betterment and intellectual inquiry.
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