Do American Jewish Organizations Care About Black Jews?

This June13, 2020 article in the Jerusalem Post written by SSEJ’s Joe Feit has a very clear discussion of the failure of the American Jewish community to assist the Beta Israel community of Jews in Ethiopia. It discusses the dire circumstances of the Jews still left in Ethiopia, and raises the possibility that a subtle form of racism plays a role in the American response to this situation. The author contrasts the response of the American Jewish community to the issues raised by the killing of George Floyd and the corona virus crises with the almost complete lack of response to the plight of the Beta Israel community in Ethiopia.This article is brief, concise, informative and moving. Well worth the few minutes it will take to read.

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