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July 8, 2005
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The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is channeling $40,000 to Ethiopian Jews to help them buy food. In an e-mail Tuesday to North American Jewish federations, JDC’s executive vice president, Steve Schwager, said the one-time allotment follows word that “food insecurity” has become a pressing concern for the 4,000 Falash Mura — Ethiopians whose Jewish ancestors converted to Christianity but who have since returned to Judaism — currently living in the Ethiopian capital.

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