The Ethiopian Israeli community in Israel, numbering over 115,000 individuals, faces numerous hardships on the path to successful integration into mainstream society. Even today, years after the first waves of Ethiopian immigration have concluded, this sector still struggles with below-average income per capita, a high unemployment rate, and low levels of enrollment in institutions of higher education.
"Every person needs to have a certain Egypt,
to deliver themselves from it, from the house of slavery,
to go out in the middle of the night to the desert of fears,
to march straight into the waters,
to see them open before them to both sides.