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Rescue: The Exodus of the Ethiopian Jews Hardcover – November, 1987


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Descendants, according to legend, of a night of love between King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, Ethiopia's 28,000 black Jews historically have been forced to live in isolated poverty and forbidden to emigrate. Rescue reveals how most of these people, with Israeli and American assistance, succeeded in reaching the Promised Land by 1985, after an epic trek across the desert and the overcoming of such obstacles as lions, dangerous river-crossings, would-be rapists and robbers, the constant threat of starvation and the violent enmity of the Marxist Ethiopian government. Gruber, the only American journalist to witness "Operation Moses," presents it as a great, stirring saga, focusing on the fortunes of a small number of the refugees. A thoroughly satisfying story, topped off with a description of the absorption of the black Jews into Israeli society.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 234 pages
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books; First Edition edition (November 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 068911771X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689117718
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #229,040 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ruth Gruber is an award-winning Jewish American journalist, photographer, and humanitarian. She was born in Brooklyn in 1911 and is the author of nineteen books, including the National Jewish Book Award-winning biography Raquela (1978).

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rosetta M. Moore on June 8, 2009
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Interesting reading that has given me a better of the Ethiopian Jews and the role they played in the Bible and in the effects they had on people of color in the Bible.
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This is a good book on a subject I knew nothing about. It's a story about a long lost Jewish tribe in Ethiopia and Israel's attempts to immigrate them into the State of Israel. It's a facsinating book about the hardships endured by African Jews and their long hard journey to Israel.....and the efforts made by the USA and Israel to rescue them i.e. Operation Moses, and Operation Solomon. A great read.
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By sandra garrett on October 31, 2014
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very interesting story
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By discerning consumer on March 11, 2015
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Wonderful book
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