Shmarya Scott Rosenberg


Baruch Tegegne, Who Saved Ethiopian Jews

By Shmarya Scott Rosenberg

Baruch Tegegne, Who Saved Ethiopian Jews
Early one morning in the late 1940s, an elderly Ethiopian Jew stood with his young grandson at the top of a small mountain, waiting for sunrise. As the sun broke over the horizon, the old man, pointing toward the sun, said, “Remember, this is the way to Jerusalem.” That young boy was Baruch Tegegne, who died in Israel on December 27 after a long illness. He was 65 years old and, upon his death, could look back to see tens of thousands of Ethiopian Jews whose journey to Israel took the path he blazed.Read More



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