Tikkun Olam half a world away in Getana, Ethiopia – International news

Getana is an independent farmer working a small plot of land in the hinterlands of the Butajira district of Ethiopia, 130 kilometers south of the capital Addis Ababa, and half a... Read more »

In Ethiopia, U.K. Chief Rabbi calls on Jews to take on global concerns – Diaspora

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA – Chief Rabbi of the UK Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has urged his community and Jews more broadly to look beyond their communal horizons and take greater responsibility for... Read more »

President Rivlin will not visit Jewish community center in Ethiopia – Israel News

Reuven Rivlin. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST) President Reuven Rivlin will not visit the Jewish community center in Addis Ababa during an official state visit to Ethiopia, the... Read more »

Ethiopian Jew participating in Bible Quiz gets Israeli citizenship

In a change of fortune, a Jewish teenager from Ethiopia participating in the International Bible Quiz in Israel was granted full Israeli citizenship, a week after he was reportedly asked to deposit... Read more »

IN PICTURES: Large-scale Passover preparations underway in Ethiopia – Diaspora

Ethiopian Jews prepare for Passover. (photo credit: LIOR SPERANDEO) Members of the Jewish community in Ethiopia have begun extensive preparations for the Passover holiday. They plan to bake around 100,000 matzot (unleavened... Read more »

Latest aliya wave leaves thousands of Ethiopian Jews behind – Israel News

The last 119 Ethiopian Jews approved to make aliya were set to arrive on Wednesday and Thursday, completing the immigration of the 1,300 persons whom the government had promised to bring... Read more »

A New Ethiopian Tradition for Hanukkah

Meskerem Gebreyohannes prepares dinner at her restaurant, Taste of Ethiopia, in Southfield, Mich. Credit Brittany Greeson for The New York Times For Meskerem Gebreyohannes, all of the Jewish holidays bring doro wat,... Read more »

Ethiopian Jews Hide Passover Observance

A pre-Talmudic Jewish community in Ethiopia times its celebration of Passover with Easter to shield itself from anti-Semitism. “We are discriminated against in school because they believe we are human by day... Read more »

Sarah Aynor: Matriarch Of Ethiopian Youth – The Jewish Press

<!– Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=”//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js”;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,”script”,”twitter-wjs”); –> Printer-Ready Page Layout Sarah AynorPhoto Credit: Prof. Livian Bitton-Jackson I found it an amazing coincidence that Sarah Aynor’s death coincided with the Sigd Festival last week. The... Read more »

63 new immigrants from Ethiopia arrive in Israel – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Sixty-three immigrants from Ethiopia made their long-awaited arrival in Israel. The newcomers, the first from the African nation in three years, were surrounded by family members from the Ethiopian-Israeli community... Read more »