WATCH: Papua New Guineans Singing the Sh’ma

They aren’t little Jewish kids dressed in their Shabbat best, but rather people of Papua New Guinea, in their native dress, reciting the central creed of Judaism - in Hebrew.

This Sh’ma video spotted and published by Israel National News 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.

It turns out these are Christians who have been taught, presumably by missionaries, to recite the Sh’ma to demonstrate their love and respect for Christianity’s Jewish roots.

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