web analytics
May 29, 2015 / 11 Sivan, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Talmudic Sages and Ethiopian Demonstrators

Talmudic Sages and Ethiopian Demonstrators

Photo Credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Some 200 Ethiopian Jews living in absorption centers throughout Israel demonstrated in front of the Knesset Tuesday to protest their living conditions. They wish to leave the centers and to receive normal apartments. They said being stuck in absorption facilities for a long time actually interferes with their absorption.

At some point, the demonstration got out of hand and the demonstrators walked down to Kaplan Road, through which much of the traffic goes to the cluster of government buildings in the area, and prevented cars from getting by.

Police forces removed them quickly and brutally.

It’s a job.

In my life I’ve already learned that, sooner or later, we all find ourselves in the position of the gentleman directly below the policeman’s knee. Nothing to be done about it. Keeping to yourself and avoiding conflict won’t do it either. It’s like death and taxes – we all get there, whether we do everything quietly and by the book or explode on a daily basis.

To paraphrase the gemorah in Shabbat 31a: Rava said, When man is led in for Judgment he is asked: Did you deal faithfully? Did you set times for learning? Did you engage in procreation? Did you hope for salvation? Did you engage in the dialectics of wisdom? Did you understand one thing from another? Did you discover your head pressed down by a policeman’s knee?

Then you’re good to go.

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.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

10 Responses to “Talmudic Sages and Ethiopian Demonstrators”

  1. What are Absorption Centers

  2. ISRAEL MUST BUILD NEW RESETTLEMENT HOMES BY REMOVING ARABS FROM ISRALI LAND, THAT WAS PROMISED TO ABRAHAM FROM GOD! THE ETHIOPIAN JEWS HAVE THE RIGHT TO PROTEST BY THE MISTREATMENT THEY RECEIVED FROM THEIR OWN AND THE PROMISE DENIED TO THEM LIKE ANY OTHER… THINK BEFORE YOU ACT TOWARDS YOUR OWN PEOPLE.

  3. They need to be at the desert lol

  4. Ungrateful as usual

  5. Pedro Acosta says:

    Give them a break, they’re Jews also.

  6. Carolin Knox says:

    Good article…funny.

  7. Allen Miller says:

    Boot the Arabs out, Make room for Ethiopian Jews!

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
Israel Envisions Regional Cooperation with Arab Nations
Latest News Stories
Rapper "Ice Cube".

The “rabbi “may be a “reverend” who allegedly was not revered by Ice Cube’s bullies.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

Israeli PM Netanyahu talks about his vision for regional cooperation with Arab nations.

El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser and Hadera Mayor Tzvika Gendelman sign sister-city agreement.

Hadera drew the attention of El Paso officials for the city’s desert environment, a large electric power plant, desalination plant and manufacturing complex, and the high-tech incubation programs at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, located 30 miles away.

Jerusalem Hug Day coexistence event was marred by violence. May 28, 2015.

A day devoted to “peaceful co-existence” in Jerusalem was marred by Arab “anti-normalization” thugs.

At least a dozen people are reported to have been killed in the attack, and another 30 wounded.

The labor union at Israel Railways warned Thursday that workers plan to strike on Sunday.

They’re just rackng up the Iranian generals….

The Nusra front now controls all the cities in the province, which shares a border with Turkey.

A yeshiva student from Jerusalem was found lifeless Thursday after he apparently drowned while swimming in nearby Beit Zayit.

PM Netanyahu warns FIFA that Palestinian blackmail will ultimately kill the international soccer federation which hopes to expel Israel from the group.

Another surgery is needed. Please daven for Aryeh ben Rina.

Both Westmacott and German ambassador Peter Wittig warned that if the U.S. Congress blocked a deal by not enabling sanctions relief to take place, the international sanctions regime would collapse.

A cyber security breach into the IRS computer system has been traced back to Russia. Cost; $50 million-plus.

The temperature has been scorching hot for the past couple of days. And that’s been setting off brush fires. There have been massive fires, big fires and little fires all over the country. Some homes near Beit Shemesh were evacuated last night due to the approaching fires. As if it wasn’t hot enough outside.

The U.S. State Dept. had a difficult time explaining what the Quartet has ever accomplished except spending money.

More Articles from Yori Yanover
rain ATM

A Jerusalem woman is trying to hold on to her umbrella while withdrawing some cash at a Meah Shearim ATM, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The rain appeared out of the blue (which is how rain should), after a warm week that started to feel like summer. Well, it don’t feel like summer no more. Last […]

Rabbi Meir Mazuz (seen visiting a synagogue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn) declared in a public Internet psak that it is legal for a Jew to go up to temple Mount.

Needless to say, Shas, the Haredi Sefardi party, is not happy.

“The only difference between this world and the time of Meshiach is our bondage to the gentile kingdoms.”

Here’s the Israeli Navy boat INS Hanit arriving in Eilat on Saturday, March 8, 2014, after capturing the Klos C, which was carrying dozens of advanced Iranian-supplied weapons made in Syria and intended for Palestinian guerrillas in the Gaza Strip. Here’s Israeli Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ram Rotberg speaking with the INS Hanit soldiers in […]

Pat Condell has a new video out, so, sit back, have fun. By the way, Message to Offended Muslims should not be confused with Message to Off Handed Muslims. Also, I’d love to hear what he has to say about Haredim.

The description that came with this picture says: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks with American actor Bette Midler during an event at the house of Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan in Hollywood on March 6, 2014. But Bette Midler is not really an actor, she’s a singer who made movies for the LGBT community and […]

We will shut them up in the campuses, we will shut them up in the high schools, we will shut them up at the 92nd St. Y.

An Israeli female soldier (because they’re better at removing babies from their homes) evacuates a baby from a settlement in Judea and Samaria some time in the recent past. I’m thinking, if the baby was angry enough, couldn’t he evacuate in return, right there in her arms? Imagine the same picture, except with a settler […]

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/photos/talmudic-sages-and-ethiopian-demonstrators/2013/12/04/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: