Ethiopian Jews at odds with Israel

Associated Press
Ethiopian Israeli Jews sing before an agricultural parade celebrating Jerusalem, in downtown Jerusalem, Monday, May 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)

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Nearly three decades after Israel began airlifting Ethiopia's ancient Jewish community out of the Horn of Africa, Israel's rabbis are now working to phase out the community's white-turbaned clergy, the kessoch, whose unusual religious practices are at odds with the rabbinate's Orthodox Judaism.

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