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About the Author
Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who emigrated to Israel as a seventeen year-old orphan, is an Adjunct Associate Professor at New York University. Widely known as Dr. Ruth, the host of a variety of television and radio shows, she is the driving force behind a one-hour documentary on the Beta Israel, the author of five books, and has taught at Adelphi University, Columbia University, and West Point.
Dr. Steven Kaplan is Senior Lecturer in Comparative Religion and African Studies and Chair of the African Studies Department at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the author of The Beta Israel (Falasha) in Ethiopia: From Earliest Times to the Twentieth Century, also published by New York University Press.