2 / 9

Ethiopian Jews

Israeli Ethiopian dignitaries stand before a memorial ceremony at Mount Herzl cemetery in Jerusalem, Wednesday, May 12, 2010. The ceremony honored the four thousand Ethiopian Jews who have died over the past several decades on their journey from Africa to Israel. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)

Ethiopian Jews at odds with Israel

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.