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The Beta Israel: Falasha in Ethiopia: From Earliest Times to the Twentieth Century

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...balanced and well informed...a striking piece of scholarship aimed at demythologizing the origins of the Ethiopian Falasha.
-Foreign Affairs

Kaplan's definitive treatment will be of interest to students and scholars of Jewish history, African history, and comparative religion, as well as anyone interested in Jewish affairs and the modern Middle East.

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Paperback, 246 pages
Published January 1st 1995 by New York University Press (first published July 1st 1992)
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Bob Newman
Nov 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
remembering Pirandello

Luigi Pirandello, the Nobel Prize winning playwright and author, produced a play called, in English, "It's So If You Think It Is So". While this observation may seem far-fetched while reviewing a book about the Beta Israel of Ethiopia, I think the ultimate status of the Jews (or not-so- much-Jews) of that country bears some relationship to the title. Like the author, I don't want to get involved in the fairly useless question of whether or not the Beta Israel are bona fide
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Sep 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
An accessible evidence-based history of the Beta Israel, the Jews of Ethiopia.
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