Boomerang, a pro-Israel advocacy media group, traveled to Ethiopia to visit with the Jews who are waiting to come home to Israel as part of the ingathering of the exiles. The message they give is powerful and impossible to ignore.
Thousands of Israelis gathered Wednesday to celebrate Sigd, a traditional Ethiopian-Jewish festival that brings together a variety of Jewish prayer customs, religious themes and especially communal bonding.
On Sunday, 63 Ethiopian immigrants arrived in Israel after waiting for years, some decades, to make aliyah to the Jewish state. Their joy was palpable as they were met with open arms, tears, and massive hugs from family and friends.