Ester Rada's family history reads like a novel. Driven out of Ethiopia, their country of birth, by famine, Ester's parents escaped on foot to Sudan. They found themselves confined to a refugee camp in life-threatening conditions, and desperation set in until the God of their ancestors intervened. The Radas were Ethiopian Jews, and qualified to be airlifted out of Sudan in 1984 by the Israeli government, during Operation Moses.
Once upon a time, there lived a servant of the Most High God, called Noah. For most of his life, Noah had to put up with faithless people mocking, insulting and bullying him as he built an Ark at God's command. Then the Great Flood that Noah had prepared for in obedience for so many years, came upon the Earth, and the faithless were no more. After many days, Noah sent out a dove from the Ark, twice - when the bird returned with a freshly plucked olive branch in its mouth, Noah knew that the time of God's wrath and judgment was over.
Both Israel and Ethiopia are very proud of Miss Israel 2013! Yityish 'Titi' Aynaw, the first Ethiopian Israeli to win the title, is not only beautiful but possesses notable wisdom and self-confidence.