Ethiopian chief rabbi welcomes Torah’s translation

23.05.2012                      02.Siwan. 5772                    Tag 46 des Omer

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Ethiopian chief rabbi welcomes Torah's translation

New version translated into Amharit aims to strengthen Ethiopian community’s connection to Judaism.

The chief rabbi of Israel’s Ethiopian community, Yosef Hadane, welcomed on Tuesday the first-ever professional translation of the five books of the Torah, or Chumash, into Amharic.
The Chumash – which is being published by Koren Publishers and also includes the five megilot and the Book of Psalms, with simultaneous Hebrew and Amharic text and commentary – will have its formal launch Wednesday at a special event in Jerusalem….