There’s No Magic Wand

I am one of hundreds of Israelis of Ethiopian origin who are choosing to create intentional communities in Israel’s 'geosocial periphery.’

When asked how I have acclimated in Israel, I usually answer with a numbers song I wrote and that was inspired by the Hadag Nahash song: 1, the number of teachers of Ethiopian origin in the schools in my community; 12, the percentage of students of Ethiopian origin in those schools; 20, the percentage of Ethiopian immigrants who leave the army within a year, although our enlistment rate...