Ethiopian Jews

When is Sigd 2020?

This Ethiopian Jewish holiday begins at sundown on Sunday, November 15th, 2020.

When is Sigd 2019?

This Ethiopian Jewish holiday begins at sundown on Tuesday, November 26th, 2019.

What is Sigd?

An Ethiopian Jewish holiday held 50 days after Yom Kippur.

Ethiopian Israeli Fights Racism With Laughter

Comedian Shlomo Shmuel's routines deal with the stereotyping Ethiopians encountered in their efforts to assimilate into Israeli society.

The Law of Return

An immigration policy to ensure a Jewish majority in the State of Israel.

Ethiopian Women in Israel

How the lives of Ethiopian Beta Israel women changed when they made aliyah to Israel.

Women in Ethiopian Society

Women in the Beta Israel in Ethiopian society are mainly domestic and have strict purity laws.

Ethiopian Jews in Israel

Ancient traditions in a new Jewish state.

The History of Ethiopian Jewry

Piecing together legends and stories.

Types of Jews

The many ethnic and religious subgroups within the Jewish community.