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Posts Tagged: Ethiopian Jews

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...

May 19, 2015 3:01 pm

Proposed Knesset Bill Requires Israeli Police Officers to Wear Cameras During Arrests

A freshman Israeli lawmaker has proposed a bill that would require uniformed police officers to wear cameras to document arrests, Israel's Maariv newspaper reported on Tuesday. Knesset...

May 8, 2015 10:34 am

Racism in Israel and Beyond

The riot of Ethiopian Jews in Israel who were protesting against racism is a sad reflection on Israeli society. It must not be exaggerated, but...


Tufts University Unveils Plan on Antisemitism as More Than Half of Students...

Tufts University is taking new steps to address antisemitism based on a "troubling" survey showing that Jewish students are concealing...


Netanyahu Rejects ‘Moral Turpitude’ Clause in Plea Deal

i24 News – Former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu published a video on Monday in which he vowed to remain leader of the Likud Party, stressing that he did not...

Middle East

UAE Blocks Missiles as Yemen’s Houthis Attack Region’s Business...

The United Arab Emirates, the tourism and commercial hub of the Gulf region, on Monday said it had foiled a...


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