Black American Jews are gaining wider acceptance by the Jewish establishment, which once dismissed them as inauthentic.
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.
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.
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.