The Longest Exodus? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

waiting is the hardest part tom petty in 1984, across the united states, synagogue members were invited to an emergency meetings. i recall being at one. we were told of a unique opportunity to get the beta israel jews out of ethiopia and take them to israel. thus, donations were solicited and contributed to whatContinue reading “The Longest Exodus? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Oh, the Places You’ll Go: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

oh, the places you’ll go dr. seuss dr. seuss may have had individuals such as ms. pinina tamano-shata in mind when he penned these famous words. when ms. pinina tamano-shata historically took the position as israel’s minister of aliyah and integration as the first of ethiopian descent, her main focus was in part to completeContinue reading “Oh, the Places You’ll Go: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Sometimes The Man Isn’t The Clothes: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

about 35 years ago, a friend brought me to meet three ethiopians who were staying in los angeles. they were three brothers. one was a bookkeeper by trade and the two others were younger and may have been in school. the older brother is one of the most courageous persons i have met in myContinue reading “Sometimes The Man Isn’t The Clothes: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

“Exodus”: He Wrote The Song and Album

he was like no other singer. he sang of love, peace and praising the lord. he “implored his people to know their history “coming from the root of king david, through the line of solomon.” cite “he was rebelling against the circumstances in which he and so many people found themselves.” cite. he was bobContinue reading ““Exodus”: He Wrote The Song and Album”

From Operation Moses to Being Moses: A Full Circle Established By An Emerging Leader: Her View on Combatting Racism

sometimes we need to be saved. sometimes we are the savior. this is the case for pnina tamano-shata. once, a shoeless refugee taken to israel via operation moses in 1984, now, in 2020, in moses-like fashion, a leader traveling back to ethiopia to bring her people to their promised land. as reported in algemeiner, sheContinue reading “From Operation Moses to Being Moses: A Full Circle Established By An Emerging Leader: Her View on Combatting Racism”

An African People’s Contract With God: Promises Made, Promises Kept

for over a thousand years ago, an african community, the beta israel, maintained a contract. a contact with god, the torah and its ten commandments. beta israel contract with god can date back to at least 15 centuries. the beta israel community can be dated back to the destruction of the first temple. due toContinue reading “An African People’s Contract With God: Promises Made, Promises Kept”