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From Falashas to Ethiopian Jews

The External Influences for Change, c. 1860-1960

By Daniel Summerfield

Routledge – 2002 – 240 pages

Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

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Description

In the light of the Israeli government's plan to halt Ethiopian immigration, this book provides original research into the transformation of the Falashas to Ethiopian Jews during the twentieth century which made them eligible for immigration into Israel, adding a new dimension to the question of 'Who is a Jew', namely the case of the 'manufactured Jew'.

Contents

1. Introduction - The Discovery of the Falashas 2. The Era of the Missionaries 3. The Arrival of Jacques Faitlovitch 4. Faitlovitch's Programmes for the Falashas 5. The Impact of Faitlovitch's Programmes for and on Behalf of the Falashas 6. The Impact of the Italian Occupation of Ethiopia on the Falashas 7. The Campaign for Change 8. Conclusion - A Century of Gross Interference Bibliography Archival Sources Oral Sources

Author Bio

Daniel P. Summerfield obtained his first degree from University College London and then went on to study for his PhD at the School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London. He is currently working in the field of corporate governance and publishes widely on the subject. He still maintains a strong interest in the subject of this book.

Name: From Falashas to Ethiopian Jews: The External Influences for Change, c. 1860-1960 (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Daniel Summerfield. In the light of the Israeli government's plan to halt Ethiopian immigration, this book provides original research into the transformation of the Falashas to Ethiopian Jews during the twentieth century which made them eligible for immigration...
Categories: Jewish Studies, Middle East Studies