Diverse Jews Gave Us Joy, Pride During Difficult Year

Team Be'chol Lashon, Jewish&, 12/29/2020

Looking back on some of the feel-good stories from 2020.

Israel prepares for Ethiopian Jewish holiday of Sigd under lockdown

Tobias Siegal, Jerusalem Post, 11/16/2020

Sigd - a unique Ethiopian Jewish holiday marking the deep connection between the Ethiopian Jewish community and Jerusalem - will be celebrated on Monday.

Ethiopian-Israeli Sisters Celebrate Heritage Through Art

Andrew Esensten, Jewish&, 11/12/2020

Tigist Yoseph Ron and Hirut Yoseph channel their trauma and creativity into drawings, paintings, photography, fashion design, and other media.

My Father, the Ethiopian-Israeli James Bond

Naomi Ezra, Jewish&, 10/29/2020

VIDEO: A hero of Operation Solomon opens up to his daughter.

Ethiopian Scholar Reflects on Extraordinary Life and Career

Ephraim Isaac, Jewish&, 07/22/2020

Harvard Divinity School Distinguished Alumni honoree has worked to spread education and promote peace.

In First, Ethiopian Israeli Singer to Represent Israel in Eurovision

Itay Stern, Haaretz, 02/05/2020

19-year-old TV contest winner Eden Alene says competition has 'turned me from a girl with a dream into a seasoned singer.'

Decades After Landmark Ruling, Israel's Chief Rabbinate Recognizes Ethiopian Jewish Community

Aaron Rabinowitz, Haaretz, 01/20/2020

In the early 1970s, then-Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef recognized Ethiopian Jews, yet many still encountered difficulty being recognized by the rabbinical system.

Tiffany Haddish's Black Mitzvah and her journey of Jewish discovery

Lebo Diseko, BBC, 12/16/2019

The Eritrean-American comedian Tiffany Haddish has celebrated her Bat Mitzvah.

As Ethiopian Jews celebrate Sigd, we’re still fighting for inclusion in Israel

Shlomit Bukaya, JTA, 11/27/2019

This year, American Thanksgiving and the Ethiopian-Israeli Sigd Festival fall just one day apart.

The Ridiculous Would-be Dismissal of the Chief Rabbi of the Israeli-Ethiopian Community

Manishtana, Tablet Magazine, 06/23/2016

Rabbi Yosef Hadane was controversially denied an extension of his tenure by Israel’s Religious Services Ministry. Now, facing pressure, the organization is seeking to extend his contract.

Then and now: Tracking down the Ethiopian Jews who moved to Israel

Ofer Aderet, Haaretz, 05/14/2016

A new exhibition at The Museum of the Jewish People, in Tel Aviv, provides a fascinating insight into how members of the Ethiopian-Jewish community acclimatized to Israel – some more successfully than others – following Operation Moses in the mid-1980s.

'And children shall return to their borders'

JOSEPH FEIT, The Jerusalem Post, 04/17/2016

From an orphan to Miss Israel...

Staff, israel today, 04/04/2016

LGBT Israelis from Ethiopia to visit U.S.

Staff reports, Washington Blade, 03/30/2016

Rare Ethiopian Torah scroll given to National Library

Yori Yalon, Israel Hayom, 03/27/2016

Dramatic rescue of 20,000 Ethiopian Jews retold in BBC film

Staff, Jewish News Online, 12/09/2015

A revealing BBC documentary shows how an elaborate Mossad hoax, a British businessman and a seasoned diplomat came together to rescue 20,000 Ethiopian Jews in what has been described as “one of the greatest humanitarian acts of the 20th century.”