And that’s a good thing to come out of this week’s protests, says an Ethiopian-born Israeli who serves as liaison to one of the biggest U.S. Jewish communities.
Movement leaders tell PM that decision to cancel the ceremony for disabled children is ‘latest in string of insults against non-Orthodox Jews.’
Gur Bentwich makes a documentary about his bloodline, set to have its international premier at this month’s Docaviv film festival in Tel Aviv.
Ever since they began immigrating in 1984, Ethiopian Jews feel they have been discriminated against because of the color of their skin.
Several of the demonstrators who attended the rally against police brutality - which itself turned violent - explained to Haaretz what brought them out into the streets of Tel Aviv.
'This should be a teaching moment for Israeli leaders,' says Jay Ruderman, who is active in promoting greater inclusion of the disabled in Jewish congregational life.
Ceremony, which children have spent months preparing for, canceled due to mayor's refusal to allow it to be held at Conservative synagogue.
An eclectic group of newbies will join the old-time performers at the 39th annual Israeli musical festival, beloved by English speakers.
American-born Charlie Kalech says he wants his assailant brought to justice.
But while obesity has been spreading, Israelis are still notably trimmer than many of their Western counterparts.