Ugandan rabbi runs for parliament

Native-born Ugandan Rabbi Gershom Sizomu is running for the country’s national Parliament.

If elected in the February 2011 vote, Sizomu would be the first Jew elected to national office in Uganda and also the first rabbi to be seated in a nationally elected government outside of Israel, according to Be’chol Lashon, an American-based organization committed to strengthening the Jewish people worldwide.

Sizomu, the chief rabbi of Uganda, has been endorsed by the Forum for Democratic Change party and is waiting for his candidacy papers to be approved by the National Electoral Commission.


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