World Lens: Week in Review — Jan. 24

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  • 012312 global year of the dragon
  • 011912 global Mozambique flooding 3
  • 011812 global israel rabbis kessoch
  • 121511 global haiti prison riot guards trial
  • 011812 global hillary clinton kareem abdul jabar cultural ambassador
  • 031011 global Charles Taylor
  • 060711 global haiti
  • 012312 global malawaian women protest trouser attacks
  • 012312 global brazil police evict slum
  • 012312 global italian cruise ship crash
  • 012312 global sudan oil production halted
  • 012312 global british airways

Israel Seeks To End Ancient African Jewish Custom

Nearly three decades after Israel began airlifting Ethiopia's ancient Jewish community out of the Horn of Africa, Israel's rabbis are now working to phase out the community's white-turbaned clergy, the kessoch, whose unusual religious practices are at odds with the rabbinate's Orthodox Judaism.

 

 (Photo: AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

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