Sunday, January 23, 2011

More Felasha Arrive in Israel from Ethiopia

The last 300 of a group of 8,000 Felasha, Jews from northern Ethiopia, has arrived in Israel. Some Felasha are Ethiopian Orthodox Christians, but many have continued to follow their form of Judaism, which in its worship and sacrificial practices far predates the modern rabbinical Judaism that dominates Israeli society. Nevertheless, the Israeli government has required the Felasha to convert to rabbinic Judaism within 2 years of their immigration to Israel or face deportation. More here.

Pictured are some of the new Felasha immigrants arriving in Tel Aviv.

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