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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Mentamer Beleta, an Ethiopian Jewish immigrant to Israel, now works to help other Jews of Ethiopian descent at the Family Empowerment Center in Yokneam. Photo: Eric Berger

Ethiopian Jews face hurdles to fulfill dreams in Jewish homeland

BY ERIC BERGER, ASSOCIATE EDITOR September 12, 2019

YOKNEAM, ISRAEL — When Mentamer Beleta, an Ethiopian Jew, arrived in Israel at age 12, she suddenly felt as though she had moved away from the agrarian life depicted in the Torah.She and her parents and four brothers landed at Ben Gurion Airport in...

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Ethiopian Jewry rescue is topic at JCRC

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus March 23, 2011

Local, national and international efforts to rescue the remaining 7,000 or more Ethiopian Jews and bring them to Israel was a featured topic at last week's Jewish Community Relations Council meeting, which was attended by about 60 people at Shaare Zedek...

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