I don’t know much about Ethiopian Jews. But I remember seeing them in Israel and feeling not-so-out of place. Look, I would tell my husband, that girl has my hair! (Only bigger and better usually.)
I got most of my information about the community though from a wedding present. Writer Sonia Levitin gave me a copy of her book, “The Return,” which is a historical fiction novel that chronicles Operation Moses.
Still, it was nice to find this article in my inbox today, “A Family Affair as Ethiopians, Israelis, Jewish-Americans Celebrate a Shared History”. Too many Jews think that Judaism is made up of solely Ashkenazi (Eastern European) Jews. It’s nice every once in a while to be reminded that really that’s not the case and there are plenty of Jews that look like me and…you!
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It was 30 years ago that I first became involved in the American Association for Ethiopian Jews.