The story of Ethiopian Jewry

October 20, 2021 by Community newsdesk
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Ethiopian Jews or “Beta Israel” are decedents of an ancient Jewish tribe. For over 2500 years they upheld the laws of Judaism, all the while believing they were the last Jews on earth.

“Yerusalemis the story of a powerful religious yearning that has been passed down for countless generations. These are stories of inspiring heroic actions and daring covert operations by the Mossad and IDF’s elite combat units; of a worldwide effort that called on Jewish communities to help save this Jewish tribe from extinction.

This film will bring to the screen the dramatic “homecoming” of the sons of Beta Israel. It was a life-altering event of biblical proportions and another awe-inspiring chapter in Jewish and Israeli history.

On arrival in Israel, the loving embrace that was extended to the newcomers quickly faded and the new immigrants faced difficulties from religious factions and Israeli society. The validity of their religious practices was scrutinized and they were asked to give up their “unique” traditions in order to blend in. The struggle to adapt to a modern Israel is still very much an ongoing process.

Where: Ritz, Randwick, Sydney

When:  Sunday October 31  6pm

Cost $25


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