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The Sigd: An Ethiopian Holiday Comes Home

Thursday marks the holiday of Sigd, a traditional holiday celebrated by the Ethiopian Jewish community, with prayers, fasting and feasting.David Lev, 11/24/2011, 11:13 AM

Bnei Akiva's Ethiopian Youth Celebrate Sigd

Bnei Akiva's Ethiopian youth will hit Jerusalem's pedestrian mall and celebrate the traditional Sigd holiday with passersby.Elad Benari, 11/23/2011, 3:15 AM

Celebrating 20 Years of Ethiopian Aliyah

A ceremony Thursday marked 20 years since Operation Solomon. Arutz Sheva spoke to a young woman born on the plane to Israel.Maayana Miskin, 11/4/2011, 10:22 AM

'Israel Unfair to Ethiopians'

Knesset Speaker at event marking 20 years since Operation Solomon: "The Zionism of Ethiopian Jews began long before Operation Solomon."Elad Benari, 7/27/2011, 2:01 AM

Memorial Day for Ethiopian Jews

The first Ethiopian Jews to reach Israel in the 1980's crossed to Sudan by foot to escape from Ethiopia. Thousands died and are remembered today.IsraelNN Staff, 6/1/2011, 10:55 AM

Ethiopian Jews Protest

80 Ethiopian Jews arrested during a demonstration near the Israeli Embassy in Addis Ababa, where they demanded Israeli citizenship.Elad Benari, 3/31/2011, 2:18 AM

Equal Opportunity for Ethiopians

The Knesset has passed a law requiring government agencies and private firms to guarantee a”reasonable amount” of job openings for Ethiopians.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/30/2011, 9:19 AM

IDF Boosts Integration

Study finds the IDF's Amir course for Ethiopian-born soldiers increases motivation to join elite units.Maayana Miskin, 2/26/2011, 8:29 PM

Ethiopian Aliyah Returns

Immigration from Ethiopia resumes after a delay caused by chicken pox. More than 330 to arrive on midnight flights.Maayana Miskin, 1/16/2011, 8:42 PM

Ethiopians Moving Up

Cabinet seeks to improve proportion of Ethiopian Jewish academics in the civil service, with 30 new positions in the year 2011.INN Staff, 11/29/2010, 11:46 AM

Falash Mura on Way to Israel

Gov't decides to allow the eligible members of the nearly-8,000 strong Falash Mura tribe in Ethiopia to immigrate to Israel over four years.Hillel Fendel, 11/15/2010, 4:18 PM

Final Ethiopian Aliyah Planned

The government has voted to begin a final mass aliyah from Ethiopia, after which immigration from the country will end.Maayana Miskin, 11/14/2010, 7:41 PM

Ethiopia and Jewish Continuity

'Nothing proves Jewish eternity like Ethiopian Jewry,' says Rabbi Druckman as Ethiopian Jews celebrate Sigd holiday. INN was there.Maayana Miskin, photos and video by Ben Bresky, 11/5/2010, 10:53 AM

Sigd Celebrations Begin

Sigd celebrations kick off in residence of President Shimon Peres.Elad Benari, 10/11/2010, 3:11 AM

Ethiopian Jews' Memorial Day

Jerusalem Day is a Day of Remembrance in the Ethiopian Jewish community, for the thousands who didn't manage to complete the trek to the holy land.Hana Levi Julian, 5/12/2010, 1:13 PM

18 IBM-Trained Ethiopian Olim

Eighteen young olim (new immigrants) from Ethiopia have completed a first-of-its-kind computer systems training course.Hillel Fendel, 5/5/2010, 3:55 PM

'Sample Seder' for New Olim

Hundreds of new immigrants from Ethiopia are hosted for a sample Passover seder, their first ever.Maayana Miskin, 3/25/2010, 8:55 PM

Protest Demand Falash Mura Aliya

Hundreds of Ethiopian Jews demonstrated outside the PM's office, demanding: "Bring to Israel the 20,000 Falash Mura stuck in Ethiopian camps."Hillel Fendel, 1/10/2010, 5:21 PM

Sigd is 49 Days after Yom Kippur

The Sigd holiday of Ethiopian Jews was held 3 days early in Petach Tikva when the Education Minister attended celebrations at a school there.Yoni Kempinski, 11/16/2009, 11:34 AM

Study Shows Workplace Bias

A study shows that employers in several “elite” fields are biased against hareidi-religious, Ethiopians, Arabs.Maayana Miskin, 11/12/2009, 10:34 PM

Last-Minute Deal in Petach Tikva

The Education Ministry, the city of Petach Tikva, and local schools have reached a last-minute deal to absorb 100 immigrant pupils. Maayana Miskin, 8/31/2009, 9:02 PM

Saar: No Immigrants? No Funding

Semi-private schools that refused to take in immigrants from Ethiopia may lose their funding, as the Education Ministry rejects compromise deal.Maayana Miskin, 8/30/2009, 11:07 PM

Shomron: Give Us Ethiopian Kids

The struggle in Petah Tikva over where to enroll 50 young immigrants in school has revealed deeper issues involved in immigrant absorption.Maayana Miskin and Gil Ronen, 8/28/2009, 10:20 AM