"I really value it, not only as our cultural tradition but also as a creative force."
The President lauded the “unbreakable spirit” of the Jewish people in overcoming “suffering, cruel oppression, violence, and bigotry” as he reissued the proclamation.
The step comes after several high-profile cases in which the Jewishness of Ethiopian Jews was challenged by rabbinic authorities.
Nine artists collaborated to paint Jewish texts meaningful to them on an exterior wall at the Schecheter Institute in Jerusalem.
I felt native, like some character out of an Arik Einstein song
On the surface, things look the same, but peek a little closer and it’s all falling apart.
‘The school’s alumni come away with an increased sense of personal independence and maturity, and a better sense of their own Jewish identity,’ said Rabbi Leor Sinai.
Since the founding of the Jewish state, of course, our paramount collective loyalty is often presumed to park with Israel, no matter where we live or what we do.
On this Tisha Be’Av, 36 years since our aliyah, our family has done its share to “regain the old greatness of our country.”
When Ruth Lorisso visited Ethiopia, she gained a newfound pride in her heritage.