Black Lives Matter in Israel, Too. Originally Published July 2, 3, 4, 2020.

A little over a year ago (May 2019) we wrote a column about Kush, a region in Africa mentioned numerous times in Tanakh.  The link to that prior article is http://bethshalompgh.org/where-is-kush-which-is-mentioned-in-todays-haftarah-originally-published-may-10-11-2019/ We promised a follow-up article about those who are generally called “Ethiopian Jews” but who do not necessarily come from Ethiopia either directly or Read More…

Back to Ethiopia? Originally Published May 30 – June 1, 2019.

A couple weeks ago we were discussing Kush and where it was and is.  28 Iyyar, corresponding this year to Sunday, June 2, 2019, is Remembrance Day for Ethiopian Jews.  The date was already (since 1968) Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Unification Day, celebrating the reunification after the Six-Day War in 1967.  The remembrance is for the thousands Read More…