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The Trauma of Transition: The Psycho-Social Cost of Ethiopian Immigration to Israel

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A study of the history of the immigration and acculturation of Ethiopan Jews into Israel. The authors document the trials of the new entrants to Israeli society from the mass deaths in refugee camps in the Sudan to the unwillingness of some Israeli Jews to recognize them as coreligionists to the Israeli bureaucracy's policies of offering financial incentives to send the children of the Ethiopian Jews to boarding schools and separating them from their parents. In the end, they plead that it is the job of social service workers in Israel to help the new arrivals achieve parity and empowerment within the larger society. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781859724538
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction 1
1 The Black Jews of Ethiopia: historical background 9
2 Emigration: trauma and transition 21
3 Religious issues and conflicts 33
4 The apparatus of absorption 45
5 Family and communal change 59
6 Intervention and helping strategies 73
7 Conclusions from the past - recommendations for the future 89
Appendix 97
Bibliography 99
Index 107
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