Raising an Ethiopian Jewish Child in Georgia

Melissa Fay Greene is the author of No Biking in the House Without a Helmet. She will be blogging all week for the Jewish Book Council and MyJewishLearning‘s Author Blog series.

In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in November 2001, I pulled up to the gates of the compound of the Beta Israel people (disparagingly known as Falashas [strangers]), hoping to be admitted, along with my brand-new daughter, to Shabbat morning services. Continue reading here.


5 responses to “Raising an Ethiopian Jewish Child in Georgia

  1. Thoroughly enjoyed reading your post and I look forward to reading more of your posts as well as your book. Thank you for sharing your experiences.

  2. What a wonderful story it brings tears and laughter at the same time. I have seen this book featured. I hope to read it when I have a change. Thank you for posting this.

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  4. She IS a beauty! A beautiful story. Thank you.

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