East African Experience
In June 2011 I spent a week in East Africa with Rabbi Shlomo Riskin and three other travel companions. We moved around quite a bit. This is a partial photographic journal of where we were and what we saw. I have written a travelogue which provides much information.
The photographs presented here are divided into ten galleries. As visiting the Abayudaya people was the main purpose of our trip, you will find four albums dealing with them and their villages.
The Abayudaya Tribe have been practicing Judaism for nearly one hundred years though they have not been converted by Orthodox means. They live in nine villages of which we visited three. We also visited the home and final resting place of the founder, Semei Kakungulu. The Abayudaya are indistinguishable from the surrounding native population. As such some of my photographs of the village people are not members of the tribe.
In January 2013 we returned to Uganda and Kenya. This time Jill also joined us. Much has developed over the year and half since our previous visit. The catalyst for this trip was to attend the wedding of our friends, Ruthy and Tarphon. But we had a very busy time. I'll be writing about it soon. Stay tuned.
For the present, these are some of my photographs.
You can also see my photographs from South Africa.
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