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Ethiopian Rosh Hashanah blends unique customs

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Ethiopian Jews are greeted by family members at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport as part of an aliyah flight arranged by The Jewish Agency for Israel and sponsored by the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem in June 2017.

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Despite relative isolation from their Jewish brethren around the world for millennia, Ethiopian Jews have coveted the same dream of celebrating Rosh Hashanah “next year in Jerusalem.”

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2 images

Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90

Ethiopian Jews are greeted by family members at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport as part of an aliyah flight arranged by The Jewish Agency for Israel and sponsored by the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem in June 2017.