About “Black Work”

In this early classic, Banai protests the treatment of Ethiopians on their arrival to Israel.  He famously asks: “And who knows if Abraham was not black?”

The title of the song, “Black Work” refers to the limited opportunities for Ethiopian immigrants in the Israeli workforce. Can you think of similar examples of this in America? What sorts of projects and initiatives might alleviate the situation?

Key Point: As a whole, Israeli society has completed the long journey of achieving statehood and constructing a political and social environment governed by Jews; however, the journey toward truly becoming an inclusive and unified society that belongs equally to all Jews is difficult and ongoing.

They dreamed for years about home and now it is real

Even at home it happens – the Exile continues

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