Community center to absorption center

A former Falash Mura leader talks about the unique challenges his aliya has presented.

Synagogue in Ethiopia
Photo by: Ruth Eglash

As anyone who has survived the experience can tell you, immigrating to Israel is not only a challenge but often a lesson in humility. Making aliya is not for the faint of heart. All at once, the new arrival is expected to hit the ground running, trying to navigate his way around a culture and a country that are notoriously unlike any other on Earth.

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