Why did I find this video of aliyah-making Yemeni Jews arriving in Israel and being reunited with their children so emotional?
Perhaps it’s because so many of my best Israeli friends are of Yemeni background. Perhaps it’s because they are such peculiarly warm and wonderful people. Perhaps it’s because of the stories they have shared with me of the persecution and troubles their ancestors went through.
Perhaps it’s that. Or perhaps it’s just because I’m a human being and this video is beautiful.
Welcome home, people.
There is more on the story here.