This class focuses on the socio-political experiences of Ethiopian Jews both in their host countries as well as their current situation and experiences in Israel. Understand terms like Falasha, Beta Yisrael, Falash-mura, Ethiopian Jewish history, modern life, religious traditions and a little bit about their political status.
Who Should Take This Course?
- Anyone interested in the diversity within the Jewish community (we’re not all from Eastern Europe!)
- People who are searching for African roots in Judaism
- Anyone with Ethiopian ancestry or a spiritual connection with the Ethiopian Jewish community
What Will I Learn?
- The history of the Ethiopian Jewish community
- The theological variations between normative Judaism and the Ethiopian practice
- The culture of Ethiopian Jews in Israel and other places
What You’ll Receive
- Download of the class podcast on your computer, phone or tablet
- Colorful PDF handout on the topic with great pictures
- Emails about new courses from Darshan Yeshiva