Len Lyons


Black Jews Gain Wider Acceptance

By Len Lyons

Black Jews Gain Wider Acceptance
Black American Jews are gaining wider acceptance by the Jewish establishment, which once dismissed them as inauthentic.Read More


Colorful Dress and Preaching Mark Diversity

By Len Lyons

Colorful Dress and Preaching Mark Diversity
Don’t expect a traditional synagogue experience at black Jewish services. Sermons are dramatic, featuring call and response from congregants and women often wear African attire.Read More


Falash Mura Must Wait Another Year

By Len Lyons

Falash Mura Must Wait Another Year
For years, Israel promised Ethiopian Falash Mura Jews that they could immigrate. Now they must wait in barebones resettlement camps for another year at least.Read More


Last Ethiopian Jews Finally Make Exodus to Israel

By Len Lyons

Last Ethiopian Jews Finally Make Exodus to Israel
Thousands of relatives of Ethiopian Jews have waited for years to move to Israel. Their airlift is nearing, but it won’t be easy for them to fit into a new life in a new land.Read More






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