Jewish Abayudaya tribe in Uganda builds ‘eruv’

07.02.2013                      27.Schwat. 5773                      Jom Kippur Katan

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Jewish Abayudaya tribe in Uganda builds ‘eruv’

Rabbi Seth Mandel returned from Uganda this week, where he helped the Putti villagers build their first eruv.

The village of Putti in Uganda finally has an eruv – a series of strings hung between polls that surround a town.
An eruv is a legal device is used by Orthodox Jews to allow them to carry objects outside on Shabbat, an otherwise forbidden activity. However, the Abayudaya tribe of Putti, which professes to live an Orthodox lifestyle, is not, strictly speaking, Jewish….