The Sh’ma Where You’d Least Expect It

This post first appeared as “Video: Hebrew Prayer in Papua New Guinea” on The Shmooze blog of the Forward.

At this point, the Shmooze is used to seeing videos posted on social networking sites of cute little Hebrew school or Jewish day school children reciting the Sh’ma. But this Sh’ma video spotted and published by Israel National News the other day is quite unusual. You will not see little ones dressed in blue and white or their Shabbat best, but rather people of Papua New Guinea in their native dress reciting — in Hebrew — the central creed of Judaism.

Click here to read more and see the video.

© 2011 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

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