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A story of a journey from Ethiopia, through Sudan, to Israel, with the help of the Mossad

My book – From Sinai to Ethiopia

This new book by Rabbi Dr. Sharon Shalom examines the history, customs, and law of Beta Israel, codifying the ancient cultural heritage of Ethiopian Jewry for the first time and contrasting it with Orthodox rabbinic law. It is a fascinating read for everyone interested in the history and practice of Judaism and the amazing religious tenacity of Ethiopian Jews.

Dr. Sharon Z. Shalom


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English, Amharic, Hebrew

Rabbi Dr. Sharon Shalom made aliyah to Israel on his own in 1982 at the age of eight. He received his Ph.D. in Jewish philosophy from Bar-Ilan University and his rabbinic ordination from Yeshivat Har Etzion in Gush Etzion. Today, he serves as rabbi of Congregation Kedoshei Yisrael in Kiryat Gat. He currently serves as a lecturer at Orot Yisrael College in Elkanah and at Bar-Ilan University. Dr. Shalom lives with his wife, Aliza, and their five children in Kiryat Gat.

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