religion is based on the five first books of the Holy Bible, called
the Pentateuch composed by the Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers
In addition, the religion is based on the books belonging to the Greek Septuagint (The book of Tobit, the Sirach and Judith) as well as the Book of Enoch and the Book of Jubilees.
Unlike, the Semitic Israelites, the Falashas didnt speak Hebrew until the 20th century and therefore didnt rely on the Talmud.
Falashas also differed from the Semitic Israelites on the celebration of religious festival. They didnt celebrate Hanukkah or Pourim. Instead, Falashas had their own celebration called Arfeasärt, Lesa or Segd.
Beta Israels didnt gather in synagogue to pray, neither a rabbi was taking care of offices. Their place of worship was called Masgid and people read the Holy Bible. Unlike other Jewish communities, Falashas did sacrifice lambs for Easter. There was no central religious authority but some local ones, called telleq kahen, who were closer to priest than rabbis. show more content
However, some remained which is one of the reason why they are now rejected by the other Jews, as well as their African Origins.
It is important to notice that many Falashas habits and traditions are somehow inherited by the ones of the Ethiopian Christians. In the 19th and 20th century, Christians were the most powerful community in Ethiopia and influenced a lot Falashas. Some even argue that didnt call themselves Jews but were called that way by the Ethiopian Christians. Over the centuries, Falashas have thus become a hybrid community, originally Jews but taking more and more habits from
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