An Ethiopian immigrant, Yitzhak came to Israel in 1994. Although he was only 19 at the time of his aliyah, Yitzhak had already started medical school in Ethiopia. In 1999, he became the first Ethiopian immigrant to receive an MD degree in Israel and began serving as a surgeon in the IDF. He accomplished another first, when in 2016, he was promoted to chief medical officer of the army’s southern command. This made him the first Ethiopian Israeli to achieve the rank of Colonel in the IDF.⠀
Read more about Yitzhak and other influential individuals who have contributed to Israel’s growth and diversity by clicking the link in our bio.⠀
Continuing with the bull jump of one of the youngsters of the Hamer tribe we were able to witness in Ethiopia. This boy is the brother of the one who will be jumping the bulls. A very interesting tradition - more to that in the next post. I will never forget this!
This is a young warrior of the Hamer tribe. He was the best friend of a youngster who was about to do the famous bull jump. He will be the one collecting milk and honey once successful and will support him along the way.
The eldest woman of the Karo tribe we visited in the Omo valley in Ethiopia. It’s the smallest tribe in southern Ethiopia estimated population: around 1000-3000 people. It’s a pitty to see those amazing cultures vanish due to urbanization.
Three young ladies from the nyangatom tribe captured in the middle of nowhere in Ethiopia. We were driving from a Surma tribe close to Kibbish towards the Hamer people. Hours and hours of driving through the heat. Out of nowhere we bumped into these beautiful ladies and stopped for a while. Ethiopia is such a fascinating country with so much diversity!
A pretty woman from the Hamer tribe captured in Ethiopia. A truly impressing country with so many different tribes and cultures to explore! I was overwhelmed after our 2 week trip. Definitely a place I need to return to!