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Why the Ethiopian Jews' holiday of Sigd is for every Jew

Where did Sigd come from? And why should the rest of the Jewish world be aware of the observance and find relevance in it? Op-ed.

Why the Ethiopian Jews' holiday of Sigd is for every Jew

The push to ‘other’ the identities of Israeli Jews

Anti-Semitic groups on college campuses ignore the fact that the country is primarily composed of people of color.Op-ed.

The push to ‘other’ the identities of Israeli Jews

The Sigd holiday - and its celebration during the corona pandemic

Fasting, prayer, love of Zion and festivities: how Ethiopia's Beta Israel Jews enriched Israeli Jewish life with a unique, ancient festival.

The Sigd holiday-and its celebration during the corona pandemic

Why do Israeli Ethiopians feel a deep deprivation?

Shmuel Rosner and Emi Palmor discuss the unique challenges that Ethiopian Israelis face.

Why do Israeli Ethiopians feel a deep deprivation?

Riot at trial of policeman who shot Ethiopian teen Solomon Tekah

Family of slain Ethiopian teenager comes to trial, rushes police officer who shot him.

Riot at trial of policeman who shot Ethiopian teen

Israel’s Chief Rabbinate officially recognizes Ethiopian Beta Israel community as Jewish

Israeli Chief Rabbinate accepts position of late Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef that Ethiopian Beta Israel community are completely Jewish.

Chief Rabbinate officially recognizes Ethiopian Jews

When new mom can't organize circumcision, hospital steps in

Hadassah hospital staff volunteer, raise funds, bring professional and refreshments.

When new mom can't organize circumcision, hospital steps in

Officer suspected of shooting Ethiopian Israeli to be released

Department for Investigation of Police expected not to seek to extend house arrest of policeman suspected of shooting Solomon Tekah.

Officer suspected of shooting Ethiopian Israeli to be released

Blue and White MK to Netanyahu: Show leadership

MK Gadi Yevarkan calls on PM to take responsibility for dealing with Ethiopians' protests, calls on demonstrators not to resort to violence.

Blue and White MK to Netanyahu: Show leadership

Police disperse Ethiopian Israeli demonstrators by force

Violent confrontations erupt between police forces and demonstrators. Police use crowd dispersal measures.

Police disperse Ethiopian Israeli demonstrators by forceplayer

New wave of protests expected as Ethiopian teen laid to rest

19-year-old Ethiopian-Israeli man laid to rest after being shot and killed by off duty police officer.

New wave of protests expected as Ethiopian teen laid to restplayer

Rabbi Eli Sadan: Now all Ethiopians can feel they can succeed

Leading religious Zionist rabbi says first Ethiopian Israeli pilot proves value of integration for Ethiopian community, Israeli society.

Rabbi Eli Sadan: Now all Ethiopians can feel they can succeed

Ethiopian soldier beaten by police becomes decorated officer

Soldier beaten by police officer in racist incident caught on video now a decorated officer in the cyber unit of the IDF technology branch.

Ethiopian soldier beaten by police becomes decorated officerplayer

Liam's story

Ethiopian Jewish student tells his grandfather's story, wins prize in nationwide creative writing contest.

Liam's story

A special Bar Mitzvah at the Western Wall

18 immigrants from Ethiopia celebrate their Bar Mitzvahs with US students and singing at Western Wall in Jerusalem.

A special Bar Mitzvah at the Western Wall

Government approves status of Ethiopian 'kessim'

Prime Minister: 'This arrangement should have been implemented a long time ago, and I am pleased that we have the opportunity to do so now.'

Government approves status of Ethiopian 'kessim'

Ethiopian community's new rabbi is hesder yeshiva graduate

Chief Ethiopian Jewish rabbi retires, new rabbi learned in Religious Zionist yeshivas and published over ten books.

Ethiopian community's new rabbi is hesder yeshiva graduate

Tel Aviv yeshiva prepares Ethiopian scholars for rabbinate

Former chief rabbi visits new yeshiva founded to prepare young Ethiopian Torah scholars for rabbinic ordination..

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'Latent racism' exists in some national service

The Chairman of National Service, Sar-Shalom Gerbi, refused to name the institutions that won't accept Ethiopian volunteers.

'Latent racism' exists in some national service programs

Ethiopian-Israeli protesters block TA streets

Activists march to protest police brutality and discrimination against Israelis of Ethiopian descent.

Ethiopian-Israeli protesters block major Tel Aviv street

MK: No Funding for Ethiopians a 'Historic Mistake'

Absorption Committee chairman, Likud MK Avraham Nagosa, blasts government for reneging on promises to Ethiopian community.

MK: No Funding for Ethiopian Integration a 'Historic Mistake'

Families of Ethiopian IDF Soldiers to Make Aliyah

Interior Minister Silvan Shalom vows to take immediate steps to bring 500 soldiers' families to Israel, complete Ethiopian Aliyah.

Families of Ethiopian IDF Soldiers to be Brought to Israel

Study: Ethiopian-Israelis Lagging Behind

With a much lower average monthly income and gaps in education and employment, Ethiopian-Israelis have long way to go to full equality.

Study: Ethiopians Lagging Behind Rest of Jewish Population