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May 25, 1991 — Where Were You?

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May 25, 1991 (30 years ago on this day) was an emotional and historic day for me and for all Israel. I was attending an international rabbinic conference in Jerusalem when an announcement reached us that a flight from Ethiopia, carrying more than one thousand passengers, was about to land at BenGurion airport near Tel-Aviv.

Many of us were invited by airport authorities and El-Al Israel Airlines to be on the tarmac as a welcoming group when the flight landed.

It is a day fixed in my memory. My wife joined me as we hastened to reach the airport prior to the landing of the miraculous flight. Many of us were waving small Israeli........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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