27 February 2013

MISS ISRAEL 2013


The new Miss Israel 2013 is Titish (Titi) Aynaw, 21. She won the title tonight, during a glittering, televised gala from the International Convention Center in Haifa. She is from Netanya and is an IDF Officer (Ret.). Minutes before winning the title, she said "It's important that a member of the Ethiopian community wins the competition for the first time. There are many different communities of many different colors in Israel, and it's important to show that to the world." (JTA, 27-Feb-2013) She immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia when she was 12. As our theology students will know, Israel is home to over 120,000 citizens of Ethiopian ancestry. These individuals are known as Beta Israel. Legend has it that they are descendants of the Tribe of Dan, one of the 12 Tribes of Israel. 

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