Diary of a week with the Abayudaya.
Proposed Israel Boycott at Top South African University Would Hit ‘Poor Black Students Disproportionately,’ Education Campaigner Says
A South African activist who seeks improved access to higher education for black students has denounced an ongoing campaign at the University of Cape Town to implement an academic boycott of Israel, saying it would deprive disadvantaged communities of critical opportunities.
Israel’s Jewish Agency last month recognized the Abayudaya as Jews, meaning that they are allowed to emigrate to Israel. There is a precedent. Since the 1980s more than 90,000 Ethiopian Jews did so after Israel’s rabbis accepted them into the fold.
Yes, it’s true. The Chief Rabbi of Uganda has been elected to parliament in his home country.
If you had to pick one figure from Black history who inspires you, who would it be?
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In college, David Abusch-Magder (then David Abusch) decided to take a class in African dance.