Ethiopian-Israeli

Can Israelis recognize Ethiopian Jews as proud Zionist heroes?

Shmuel Yilma: “It’s time we are recognized not as a tribe of poor people that the state had to rescue but proud Zionists who were ready for any sacrifice in order to immigrate to Israel.”

25/11/2022
ETHIOPIAN-ISRAELI KESSIM celebrate the Sigd holiday in Jerusalem’s Armon Hanatziv

What is Sigd, the holiday of Beta Israel and Ethiopian Jews? - explainer

What exactly is the Jewish holiday of Sigd about? What are its origins? How is it celebrated in Ethiopia and Israel? And should all Jews celebrate it?

23/11/2022
Sigd holiday, November 16, 2020

Ethiopian Jewish holiday of Sigd gets a boost in the US with picture books and new resources

The wave of Ethiopian olim brought Sigd, which takes place 50 days after Yom Kippur and celebrates yearning for Israel, to the Jewish state.

By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
23/11/2022

'Enemies', 'HaMefakedet' and more hot Israeli shows to watch

The documentary series "Enemies" is back for its second season and will be airing on Kan 11, with an episode about the Yom Kippur War.

This Ethiopian-Israeli olah is realizing her dreams at BGU

Haile is now beginning her sophomore year, and says the Step-UP activities throughout her freshman year left her feeling inspired and energized.

By LISA SAMIN
07/10/2022

A tale of two aliyot - opinion

Ethiopian Jews and Ukrainian Jews make up the two biggest groups of olim this year. However, their reasons to do aliyah are different, and their Jewish experience is different.

By DAN ELBAUM
05/10/2022

Racism and social strife, not Iran, is Israel's biggest problem - Zena

Israeli anti-racism czar: “There is racism in Israel. Racism has aspects in common with terror. Everyone says Israel’s biggest problem now is the social conflict element, not Iran.”

Ethiopian-Israeli smashes barriers at the Jewish Agency

No. 43 on The Jerusalem Post's Top 50 Most Influential Jews of 2022: Sigal Kanotopsky, director of the Jewish Agency for Israel for the northeast US.

25/09/2022

Emunah: Zionist women providing support in Israel for over 80 years

The Zionist religious women’s organization’s accomplishments in Israel have taken many forms over the years, since it was established over 80 years ago.

By TRACEY SHIPLEY
03/09/2022

Israel's first Ethiopian MK recalls his career, accomplishments

Addisu Messele: "We proved that anything is possible, that we are an integral part of Israeli society, and that we deserve to be in positions of power and influence."

By YAAKOV BAR-ON
01/07/2022
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