Meet the First Ethiopian-Born Minister in Israel

Yossi Aloni, Israel Today, 05/19/2020

That 3-year-old girl who came to Israel barefoot, without a mother, and after a very long trek, has finally made it.

Kosher Syrian meze comes to Jerusalem

Linda Gradstien, Jerusalem Post, 05/17/2020

Each of the items on the platter I received was excellent. Each can be ordered separately as well. They are finger-food appetizers and beautiful looking as well as tasting.

Israel to Compensate Ethiopian Rabbis for Decades of Discriminatory Funding

Or Kashti, Haaretz, 05/17/2020

Spiritual leaders of the Jewish Ethiopian community were denied equal funding by local religious councils, and have been fighting in court since 1992.

Jews Are An Indigenous People. Let’s Decolonize Our Identity.

Karen Leherman Bloch, Jewish Journal, 03/24/2020

Friedman believes the growing gap between Israel and the mostly Ashkenazi Diaspora stems from a lack of acceptance that Israel is Middle Eastern.

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.

In First, a Ugandan-Jewish Wedding in Israel

Judy Maltz, Haaretz, 01/05/2020

Bride and groom are members of the Abayudaya community, which is not officially recognized by the Jewish state but is by Conservative and Reform movements.

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.

Wild, colorful, book of portraits shatters all stereotypes of who is a Jew

Jenni Frazer, The Times of Israel, 11/22/2019

Catch an Argentinian-Jewish cowboy, a murderer, tattooed Jews and more in ‘Jew,’ by John Offenbach, the center of a new exhibit at London’s Jewish Museum through April.

10/10/2018

Multi-faith Ramadan peace dinner held in Israel

Shekhiynah Lar, , 01/01/1970

Abrahamic Reunion group promotes love, peace, communication, cooperation and dialogue among the people of the Holy Land.

Marriage Among Jewish Israelis of Mixed Ethnicity on the Rise

Jordana Skurka, The Canadian Jewish News, 07/19/2016

In the late ‘70s, mixed marriages accounted for only five per cent of all marriages between Israelis. Today, research shows that Israeli marriages of mixed ethnicity are more frequent, with one in five young Jewish Israelis born to mixed parents.

An African American Jew Journeys to Orthodoxy

Yasminah Respes, Jewish&, 07/08/2016

Both sides of my family came to Judaism from Christianity. My paternal grandfather began to learn more about Judaism after he already had children. He went to a Jewish book store and since there wasn’t a Rabbi at the time who was willing to teach him, he taught himself through books.

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.

Race: Pushing Myself & the Jewish Community

Diane Tobin, Jewish&, 06/22/2016

The need for Be’chol Lashon’s work to create a racially and ethnically inclusive Jewish community is greater than it has ever been.

Finding my wild Sephardi voice

Jessica Duchen, The Jewish Chronicle Online, 06/09/2016

The Israeli singer who had to fight for the right to sing in his own distinctive style

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.

Honeymooning In Israel

Avram Mlotek, The Jewish Week, 04/12/2016