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.
Make sure to read Part 1 of this incredible story.
Operation Dove's Wings represents the end of Jewish Aliyah from Ethiopia, the last members of an oppressed community. Israel is a beacon unto the world and all Jews can find a home here, but many struggle to integrate into Israeli society.