Ethiopian Jews celebrated a holiday yesterday in Jerusalem that was for hundreds of of years exclusive to them and unknown to Jews elsewhere due to the Ethiopian Jewish community’s isolation – Sigd, a commemoration of the giving of the Torah combined with remembering Jerusalem and praying to return there. Take a look.
In another move that seems more reminiscent of Selma, Alabama in 1962 and many Third World countries today than it does a Western democracy, Israel’s Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein announced he is closing the case against the white policeman who beat Ethiopian Jewish IDF soldier Damas Pakada, apparently without provocation, in late April in Holon. The reason? "Lack of public interest."