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Daemon
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Beta Israel

The Beta Israel, or "House of Israel," are Jews of Ethiopian origin. Long isolated from mainstream Judaism, they do not use the Talmud but adhere strictly to the Mosaic law and observe some festivals of Judaism. In 1975, the Israeli rabbinate legally recognized them as Jews, and during the Ethiopian civil war, about 10,000 were airlifted to Israel in an effort to save them from persecution. A second airlift of more than 14,000 occurred in 1991. What were these secret operations called? More...
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evacuations?
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Was it a closed or open beta?

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Operation Moses, the dramatic and high-risk airlifts from November 1984 to January 1985

Organized immigration of Ethiopian Jews to Israel ends
August 28, 2013 | By Batsheva Sobelma

JERUSALEM -- A plane carrying 450 immigrants from Ethiopia on Wednesday marked the end of Israel's decades-long effort to bring Jews and their descendants from the African nation to the Jewish state. About 90,000 Ethiopians were brought to Israel in the organized immigration project that began with a dramatic airlift in 1984-85 dubbed "Operation Moses" and continued with the 36-hour "Operation Solomon" in 1991. Left behind at that time were thousands of the Falash Mura, the name given to the descendants of the ancient Jewish community who converted to Christianity in the 19th and 20th centuries, most often under pressure.


Whatever their origins, the ancient Ethiopian Jewish community never lost hope that one day they would join their Jewish brothers and sisters in the Promised Land of Israel. An ancient prayer of the Ethiopian Jews states, “Do not separate me from the Chosen, the joy, the light, the splendor. Let me see the light of Israel.”


http://articles.latimes.com/keyword/operation-moses
http://www.stljewishlight.com/blogs/cohn/article_ce0a7f96-bda6-11e2-ae24-0019bb2963f4.html
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