I’m back in Ethiopia for the 3rd time because it’s one of my favorite countries in Africa! I am now exploring a city in the North called Gondar, and little did I know that I’d come across thousands of fellow Jews.
As you might know by now, I enjoy connecting with Jewish communities around the world, like I’ve done in Afghanistan, Yemen, Turkmenistan, Georgia, Philippines among many others — but this experience has been the most eye-opening because of how alive the Jewish culture is. Some 4,000 Ethiopian Jews are here, studying torah, keeping Shabbat and learning Hebrew.
If this is not a fascinating story, then I am not sure what is! Join me as I take you inside the world of the forgotten Jewish tribe of Ethiopia.