On Wings of Eagles: The Secret Operation of the Ethiopian Exodus

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Told through diary entries interspersed with the stories of many Ethiopian Jews in their own words, this is the gripping account of the Jewish Agency s coordinator of Ethiopian aliyah as he worked over a decade to free the Beta Israel from shocking conditions. With Ethiopia overrun by rebels, the Jews had left their villages in northern Ethiopia by the thousands to trek for weeks to the Sudan. There, in squalid refugee camps, untold numbers died of disease and malnutrition. Those left alive were motivated only by the desire to return to Zion. Starving, preyed-upon, and often separated from their families in heartbreaking ways, the refugees also faced stark cultural adjustments in Israel. When Israel was able to open an embassy in Ethiopia in January 1990, the author went to Addis Ababa, where his crowning achievement as the Jewish Agency s representative and Israeli consul was overseeing the immigration of over fourteen thousand Jews from the besieged city in the dramatic two-day Operation Solomon in May 1991. This modern-day Exodus story is a heartwarming tale of the love of one man for Ethiopian Jewry as he devoted himself to their struggle to go up to Jerusalem.

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Micha Feldmann has worked for the Jewish Agency and other organizations on immigration and absorption since 1970. He currently serves as the director of the Ethiopian department within SELAH Israel Crisis Management Center, an organization that helps Israeli immigrants from Ethiopia and the FSU.

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Micha Feldmann draws on his extensive knowledge of Ethiopian Jewish culture and language for this journalized account of his experience with the Ethiopian immigration to Israel. Feldman, who is the director of Selah, an Israeli organization that assists immigrants from the former Soviet Union and Ethiopia, worked on the immigration project from its start in the late 1970s until its culmination in 1991.

The culture of the Ethiopian Jews is a mystery to many, as most mainstream Jewish history texts make little mention of it. In a text that is appropriate for both the novice as well as the expert, Feldman explains with sensitivity such distinctive religious customs as the holiday of Sigd and the separation hut to the unknowing reader.

The customs and culture of the Ethiopian Jews, or Beta Israel as they are often called, may seem foreign to many readers, but they are an integral part of Jewish history. Feldman seems to feel the same way based on the awe and reverence with which he describes his African-Jewish brethren. This attitude is inspiring and long past due, as the Ethiopian Jews struggled to be recognized as legitimate Jews according to Jewish law for quite some time both in Israel and abroad.

Readers will become more familiar with an ancient Jewish tribe that survived for thousands of years in isolation and never lost its desire to immigrate to their ancestral homeland. --Brandon Stern, Jewishbookcouncil.org

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