Tag: Symbolic Day
Hazkarah: A Symbolic Day for the Reconstituting of the Jewish-Ethiopian Community
March 21, 2005 | Prof. Emanuela Trevisan Semi
This article analyzes the invention of the Hazkarah (memory), a new holiday of Ethiopian Jews in Israel that commemorates those Ethiopian Jews who perished while trying to reach Israel from Ethiopia before and during Operation Moses (1984-1985), and is held concurrently with the national holiday of Jerusalem Day. The process of establishing this day is considered in light of this community's current sense of marginalization in Israeli society.