Ninety percent of Ethiopian Jews marry in


JERUSALEM (JTA) — About 90 percent of Ethiopian Jews marry within their community, according to a new report.

The report by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics, which was released Sunday, found that 93 percent of Ethiopian men and 85 percent of Ethiopian women marry other Ethiopians.

The report was released on the eve of the Ethiopian’s Sigd holiday, which commemorates the community’s acceptance of the Torah.

Some 119,000 Ethiopians — 81,000 of whom were born in Ethiopia — live in Israel, mostly in the center and south. Fewer than 0.5 percent of Ethiopians live in Tel Aviv.

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