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The woman to my left is Racheli Yaso-Ngatua. When she was five-years-old, she traveled on her father’s shoulders out of Ethiopia — alongside the rest of her Jewish family that dreamed of entering Jerusalem. When she arrived, she suddenly witnessed fellow Jews that did not have the same skin colour as her — something she didn’t even know was possible at such a young age. Today, Racheli works at Yemin Orde — a youth village home to up to 400 children from Ethiopia, countries of the Former Soviet Union, France and Brazil. All children are equally accepted.


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