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November 29, 2015 / 17 Kislev, 5776
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His Ethiopian Psak


Kikar Hashabbat published the original manuscript of rav Ovadia Yosef’s decision certifying the Jewish status of the Ethipian newcomers. He wrote that they were from the tribe of Dan, who went south to Africa after the destruction of the first Temple.

His handwriting is so beautiful. I’m not a graphologist, but I can recognize beauty and an unmistakable sense of order.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.

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One Response to “His Ethiopian Psak”

  1. It is popular (for morons) to accuse the rabbi of being racist. If he (or Jews) were so racist, he would never written such a letter or support Israel which is full of Jews from every place and color.

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