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Beta Israel (Hebrew: ×‘ÖµÖ¼×™×ªÖ¶× ×™Ö´×©Ö°×‚×¨Ö¸×Öµ×œ â€“ Beyte (beyt) Yisrael, Ge’ez: á‰¤á‰° áŠ¥áˆµáˆ«áŠ¤áˆâ€”BÄ“ta ‘IsrÄ’Ä“l, modern BÄ“te ‘IsrÄ’Ä“l, EAE: “BetÃ¤ ÆŽsraÊ¾el”, “House of Israel” or “Community of Israel”), also known as Ethiopian Jews (Hebrew: ×™Ö°×”×•Ö¼×“Öµ×™ â€×Ö¶â€×ªÖ°×™×•Ö¹â€×¤Ö°Ö¼â€×™Ö¸â€×”: Yehudey Etyopyah, Ge’ez: “á‹¨áŠ¢á‰µá‹®áŒµá‹« áŠ á‹áˆá‹µá‹Š”, ye-Ityoppya Ayhudi), are the names of Jewish communities located in the area of Aksumite and Ethiopian Empires (Habesha or Abyssinia), currently divided between Amhara and Tigray regions.
Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown were invited to tour Israel by the Black Hebrews, who live in Israel’s southern city of Dimona. Together with their daughter, Bobbi Kristina, the couple traveled the country for a week and even met with then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Houston reportedly told Prime Minister Sharon that she felt at home in Israel. Houston and Brown were named honorary citizens of the Israeli city.” – Rabbi Jason Miller. Link = http://blog.rabbijason.com/2012/02/whitney-houstons-israel-connection.html
Beta Israel lived in North and North-Western Ethiopia, in more than 500 small villages spread over a wide territory, among populations that were Muslim and predominantly Christian Most of them were concentrated in the area around Lake Tana and north of it, in the Tigray Region; among the Wolqayit, Shire and Tselemt and Amhara Region of Gonder regions; among the Semien Province, Dembia, Segelt, Quara, and Belesa.
“After learning that Israel admitted it has been giving Ethiopian Jewish immigrants birth-control injections without their knowledge or consent, I must confess to feeling ashamed of myself as a Jew. While the nation state is not, I believe, synonymous with Judaism or Jewish people in general, its behavior does in many ways reflect on us.” Jason Cohen. Link = http://thedailybanter.com/2013/01/israels-disgustingly-racist-behavior-towards-ethiopian-jews
The Beta Israel made renewed contacts with other Jewish communities in the later 20th century. After Halakhic and constitutional discussions, Israeli officials decided on March 14, 1977 that the Israeli Law of Return applied to the Beta Israel. The Israeli and American governments mounted aliyah operations to transport the people to Israel.Â These activities included Operation Brothers in Sudan between 1979 and 1990 (this includes the major operations Moses and Joshua), and in the 1990s from Addis Ababa (which includes Operation Solomon)
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