Rabbinical Assembly Sets Up Unit to Rescue Remaining Jews in Ethiopia
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Rabbinical Assembly Sets Up Unit to Rescue Remaining Jews in Ethiopia

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The Rabbinical Assembly, the organization of Conservative rabbis, announced here Thursday that it set up a new committee to rescue the estimated 10,000 Jews remaining in Ethiopia from what they said was religious intolerance, famine, disease, forced resettlement

The 1,200 members of the RA, attending their 86th annual convention, said they will seek aid from the U.S. and Israeli governments and other countries to develop a new “Operation Moses and Sheba” to bring Jews out of

About 10,000 Ethiopian Jews were brought to Israel in the winter of 1984-85 in a secret airlift from Sudan dubbed “Operation Moses.” It was abandoned when the secrecy was breached.


The RA members also pledged they would continue to face arrest if necessary when they

To date, more than 400 rabbis representing all branches of Judaism in the U.S. have faced arrest for protesting outside Soviet missions in Washington, New York and San Francisco.

In a resolution on Soviet Jews, the RA convention warned President Reagan not to rely solely on quiet diplomacy in such cases as that of Natan (Anatoly) Shcharansky, but “to understand that this pressure succeeded only because the public outcry made this case

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