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Sunday, December 4 • 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Lurching Toward Zion: Struggle to complete the Aliyah of the Ethiopian Jews (or 'Falash Mura')

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Based on a recent two-week trip to Ethiopia, this session explores the controversial final aliyah of the Ethiopian Jews known as Falash Mura, whose ancestors converted to Christianity. It highlights issues of religious identity and multiethnic Israel. The presentation uses dramatic photos by Ilan Ossendryver.


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Len Lyons

Len Lyons, Ph. D. (Brown University) is the author of \"The Ethiopian Jews of Israel:Personal Stories of Life in the Promised Land .\" He writes and lectures frequently about Ethiopian Jewry.


Sunday December 4, 2011 4:45pm - 5:45pm
CR 7

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