Author: Ari Z. Zivotofsky and Ari Greenspan

Out of Africa

Close to 8,000 Falash Mura-descendants of Ethiopian Jews who converted due to missionary work and persecution–live in the Gondar region of Ethiopia. The Israeli government plans to bring them all to Israel within the next four years. Photos from Atalia Katz’s photographic exhibition “Voice of Ethiopia,” which captures the day-to-day life of Ethiopian Jews. The little-known […]

Jewish Life In Eygpt

Once proud and flourishing, the Jewish communities of Egypt are today on the verge of extinction. With a generous research grant from the Orthodox Union, Dr. Ari Greenspan and Rabbi Dr Ari Z. Zivotofsky recently visited the dwindling Egyptian Jewish communities of Alexandria and Cairo to offer hope and encouragement to the few remaining Jews […]