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Posts Tagged: Ethiopian Jews

August 6, 2019 4:33 am

A Modern-Day Jewish Exodus Story

A new Netflix movie, The Red Sea Diving Resort, has been released. It tells the story of an audacious Mossad operation to rescue Ethiopian Jews...

July 17, 2019 11:56 am

New Trailer Released for Netflix Film About Mossad Operation to Smuggle Ethiopian Jews to Israel

A trailer was released on Tuesday for a new Netflix film about a Mossad operation to smuggle thousands of Ethiopian Jewish refugees to Israel that...

December 19, 2018 10:56 am

Lt. ‘Yod’ First Israeli Air Force Pilot of Ethiopian Heritage

JNS.org - Lt. “Yod” will officially become the Israeli Air Force’s first pilot of Ethiopian heritage when he completes the elite pilots’ course on Wednesday. The new...

June 28, 2018 3:26 pm

A Scandalous Halachic Decision Disgraces Ethiopian Jews — and Judaism Itself

When I joined the Jewish people as a young man of 16 -- being the child of a mixed marriage -- I could not have...

February 20, 2018 4:17 pm

After 30 Years of Limbo, Traditional Ethiopian-Jewish Religious Leaders Recognized by Israel

Israel has officially recognized the traditional Ethiopian religious leaders referred to as kesim, ending a 30-year controversy over their official status. Kesim have constituted the leadership...

November 3, 2017 11:14 am

Ethiopian-Born Miss Israel Once Dreamed of the Jewish State — Now Advocates for It

JNS.org - In Ethiopia, Yityish “Titi” Aynaw and her fellow villagers always dreamed of living in Israel. “From as far back as I can remember, I was...

September 14, 2017 4:22 pm

Ethiopian Rosh Hashanah Blends Unique Customs With a Yearning for Jerusalem

JNS.org - Despite relative isolation from their Jewish brethren around the world for millennia, Ethiopian Jews still observe Rosh Hashanah. Though unique, the Jewish New Year festivities...

June 22, 2017 1:58 pm

60 New Ethiopian Immigrants Arrive in Israel

JNS.org - Sixty new Jewish immigrants from Ethiopia arrived at Israel’s Ben-Gurion International Airport this week. They were greeted by jubilant family members and supporters, who...

June 7, 2017 3:53 pm

First Wave of Ethiopian Jews Arrive in Israel Since Special Aliyah Program’s Renewal

JNS.org - Seventy-two new Jewish immigrants from Ethiopia arrived at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Tuesday night, a first since the Israeli government renewed the Ethiopian aliyah program in...

April 4, 2017 7:15 am

Panelists Prove That Jewish Voice for Peace Is Neither

On Saturday morning, panelists at a Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) conference in Chicago agreed that there's a simple way to end global oppression and racism, and...

March 21, 2017 12:55 pm

‘Captain America’ Chris Evans to Play Mossad Agent in New Film About 1984 Airlift of Thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel

Actor Chris Evans of "Captain America" fame will star in a new movie about the Mossad's role in Operation Moses -- a clandestine endeavor to extricate Ethiopian Jews from...

October 5, 2016 8:00 am

International Christian Embassy Sponsors First Renewed Wave of Ethiopian Immigration to Israel

JNS.org - The International Christian Embassy of Jerusalem (ICEJ), a global pro-Israel ministry, is sponsoring the latest wave of Ethiopian immigrants to the Jewish state, supporting the Israeli...

May 5, 2016 9:17 am

MLK Jr.’s Son to Visit Israel, Honor Activists on Behalf of Ethiopian-Jewish Immigrants

JNS.org - Martin Luther King III, the son of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., will visit Israel this Sunday to honor activists who have...

July 20, 2015 7:52 am

The Diverse Faces Aboard the 53rd Nefesh B’Nefesh Aliyah Flight

JNS.org - “We will be a part of something so big—it is unthinkable to me,” Tracie Beavers said three-quarters of the way through a nearly 12-hour...


Severe Storm Flattens Sukkahs From New Jersey to Boston

A fierce wind and rainstorm wreaked havoc on sukkahs from New Jersey to Boston, leaving a path of destruction that...

Saluting One of the Last Living Heroes of Israel’s Fight for Independence

JNS.org - When Harold “Smoky” Simon grins at you, it’s hard to remember...

Sukkot: A Jewish Thanksgiving

JNS.org - Sukkot is akin to a Jewish Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving in America, no matter their religion or background, families...


‘The Canary in the Coalmine of Global Hatred’: UN Special Rappo...

The UN’s Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief presented his findings on the rise of antisemitism to the...


Following Netanyahu’s Failure to Form a Government, What Comes Next?

For the first time in a decade, someone other than Benjamin Netanyahu will be asked to form a government in Israel. The 70-year-old prime minister has called two elections this year,...

Middle East

For Syrian Kurds, a Leader’s Killing Deepens Sense of US Betrayal

Kurdish politician Hevrin Khalaf spent the final months of her life building a political party that she hoped would help shape Syria's future, drawing the attention of US officials who...


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