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Born in Ethiopia, S.F. student is now an Israeli citizen and a Jew

Maya Mirsky, J., 12/06/2018

Bezawit Abebe's story may not be typical, but it is one that touches many aspects of what it means to be a Jew in the modern global world.

Israeli sitcom about interracial marriage wins International Emmy

JTA Team, JTA, 11/20/2018

An Israeli comedy series about the marriage between an Ethiopian Jewish man and an Ashkenazi Jewish woman -the first sitcom in Israel to feature a black actor in a lead role.

For Jewish Israelis of Yemenite Heritage, Reviving a Past

Malin Fezehai, New York Times, 11/17/2018

Pre-wedding henna ceremonies have regained popularity in Israel’s Jewish Yemenite community, an expression of ethnic pride in their heritage and traditions.

Meet the Director of 'Fig Tree,' a New Film About Young Love in the Midst of the Ethiopian Civil War

Anya Wassenberg, OkayAfrica, 09/14/2018

At TIFF, we talked to Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian, the Ethiopian-Israeli filmmaker telling a story that has parallels to her own life.

Israeli-Ethiopian Instagram Heartthrob Andebet Ayalla Is Breaking Local Modeling Boundaries

Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 09/05/2018

Andebet Ayalla stands out in the Israeli modeling world. The lanky 25-year-old with a flair for wearing Dior, Gosha Rubchinskiy, and a variation of fanny packs is one of the few Ethiopian Jews in the country's fashion industry.

For an African American Jew, Jerusalem Was a Dream

Yasminah Respes, Jewish&, 05/09/2018

How the Israel of her childhood imagination became both real and beloved.

FUNNY, YOU DON’T SEEM ETHIOPIAN

Barbara Sofer, The Jerusalem Post, 04/07/2018

Helen tries to define what’s so incongruous about her. It’s her body language. She walks and talks assertively, takes charge and gives orders. She makes eye contact with everyone.

Abayudaya Leader to Israelis: “We Are Your Brothers and Sisters”

Andrew Esensten, Jewish&, 02/01/2018

Rabbi Gershom Sizomu reflects on his recent visit to Israel.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Trip to the Holy Land

Andrew Esensten, Jewish&, 01/15/2018

What we can learn from MLK's most important trip of his life