December 6, 2007
Book captures before and after of Israel’s Ethiopian Jews
(Page 2 - Previous Page)"When I look at the photos, I can't help but feel very good about Israel. After 20 years of living here, like most Israelis, I've grown cynical -- I'm sick of the problems and wars and conflicts and bureaucracy. When I think of the experience of seeing them airlifted and then seeing them again, seeing babies with distended stomachs now soldiers in the army, I can't help but feel this is the essence, the purpose of having Israel as a state, as a refuge for Jews."
"Their story is an incredible affirmation of what can happen when a tribe is found and reunited and welcomed as Jews. This would never happen in any other country."
Sandee Brawarsky is book critic for The Jewish Week.
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