Are the Falas Mura Jews? A View from Tradition

By Joseph Feit

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), April 2000

In Ethiopia today there is a community that from all outward appearances seems to be a model Orthodox Jewish community. However, it is reasonably clear that most Falas Mura did not lead recognizably Jewish lives until they left their villages for northern Ethiopia. The Israeli government and Jewish organizations need to work together to address the problems surrounding the Falas Mura aliyah issue.

Topic: Halakha, Political Behavior, Beta Israel, Jewish Law, Aliyah, Policy, Immigration, Ethiopian Jews, Orthodox Judaism, African Jews, Community Development, Politics

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.30/no.571

Page Number(s): 7-9

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Ethiopia , Israel

Language: English

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Feit, Joseph. Are the Falas Mura Jews? A View from Tradition. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). April 2000: 7-9. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7648


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