Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Elul 1, 5774

By:
Barbara Ribakove Gordon
The cold, rainy season in northwestern Ethiopia is at its peak, adding to the misery of thousands of Jews who recently have learned that Israel intends to abandon them in Ethiopia, and that funds essential to their survival have run out. When the rains stop and malaria mosquitoes breed in the puddles, some of the most poorly nourished -- usually...
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By:
Danny Adeno Abebe
The 125,000 Ethiopians who live in Israel immigrated here in dribs and drabs. When Ethiopians first started coming to Israel in the 1970s, some members of Israel's political elite referred to us as "temporary migrant workers." Things began to change only during the waves of aliyah in the 1980s, under Menachem Begin's Likud government. The biggest of all was Operation...
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By:
Rabbi Gerald I. Wolpe
The screams and wailing could be heard as far as the distant parking lot. A young orphan, I was frightened by the noise. I clung to my mother's and uncle's hands as we left the lot and neared the graves. Gazing through the iron gates of the cemetery, I could see the sources of the cries huddled in groups around...
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MEDIA CLIPPINGS He was proclaimed as a "magazine innovator" in the obituary on the front page of The New York Times for July 2. The paper was describing Clay Felker, the longtime editor of New York magazine from the time it first started in 1964 as a supplement to The New York Herald Tribune. Felker continued at the helm when,...
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Article on Soldier's Family Glorifies Intermarriage A recent front-page article (Cover story: "Local Father Off to Iraq," July 10), prompted me to write. It concerned an interfaith couple, where the non-Jewish spouse was going off to Iraq to serve his country. While that is a very commendable thing to do and he should be saluted for it, the rest of...
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