My Fellow Ethiopian Israelis: We Must Condemn Blackface, Not Excuse It

My Fellow Ethiopian Israelis: We Must Condemn Blackface, Not Excuse It

Bezawit Abebe, Jewish&, 03/02/2021

Blackface is not part of our history, and thus it is not our place to dismiss the pain that it causes to other Black Jews and to non-Jewish African Americans.

As an infant, she was airlifted to safety. Today she’s bringing Ethiopian culture alive in Tel Aviv.

As an infant, she was airlifted to safety. Today she’s bringing Ethiopian culture alive in Tel Aviv.

Leoni Jesner, JTA, 12/30/2020

This opportunity was really a turning point, providing a springboard where I could use my voice to represent my community and fill a gap in the knowledge of Jewish people globally — many of whom remain unaware of Israel’s Ethiopian Jewry,

Israeli of Ethiopian origin one of 2 Rhodes scholars bound for Oxford

Israeli of Ethiopian origin one of 2 Rhodes scholars bound for Oxford

Sue Surkes, The Times of Israel, 12/17/2020

Eden Amare Yitbarek, 23, studied at Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya as part of special program sponsoring youngsters from the community with leadership potential for BA degrees.

Hasidic rapper Nissim Black opens up about his creative process, spirituality and COVID recovery

Hasidic rapper Nissim Black opens up about his creative process, spirituality and COVID recovery

Laura E. Adkins, JTA, 12/10/2020

Nissim Black is passionately, assuredly, confidently in love with God.

My mother downplayed her Indian Jewish heritage to fit in. As an adult, I’m learning to reclaim it.

My mother downplayed her Indian Jewish heritage to fit in. As an adult, I’m learning to reclaim it.

Lishai Peel, The J., 09/11/2020

I came to associate India as a place full of ghosts, lost children, deep faith, and unfinished stories.

Our Lady in Tehran

Our Lady in Tehran

Shai Secunda, Jewish Review of Books, 09/01/2020

What are these two Israeli women doing in a Tehrani airport bathroom?

Rabbi Ezekiel Nissim Musleah, 92, captivating reader of Torah

Rabbi Ezekiel Nissim Musleah, 92, captivating reader of Torah

Penny Schwartz, JTA, 08/03/2020

When it came to chanting Torah, Rabbi Ezekiel Nissim Musleah was in a class by himself.

Israel’s Banai dynasty – Singing a Persian Jerusalemite tune

Israel's Banai dynasty - Singing a Persian Jerusalemite tune

Barry Davis, The Jerusalem Post, 07/02/2020

A new exhibition at the Tower of David Museum tells the truly remarkable story of an Israeli musical and cultural dynasty from the most unlikely of beginnings.

My Grandpa Was Killed for Being a Jew in Ethiopia – Now I Fight for Black Lives in Israel

My Grandpa Was Killed for Being a Jew in Ethiopia – Now I Fight for Black Lives in Israel

Ashager Araro, Jewish Journal, 06/25/2020

Being Black and Jewish, I was always very aware of anti-Semitism and racism.