It’s a beautiful thing to see diversity, of course, and it’s even more encouraging to see the first black Ms. Israel.


Can’t call her “African-American” because she’s not, and you can’t really call her a Black Jew (but I guess you technically could if you wanted to use a kind of racist moniker).

English: Flag of Israel with the Mediterranean...

English: Flag of Israel with the Mediterranean sea in the background, in Rishon LeZion. עברית: דגל ישראל בראשון לציון (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yityish Aynaw is actually of Ethiopian descent, but her story and victory is nonetheless (and some would say that her story is even all the more positive because of her journey) encouraging.

We won’t go into her story here, but it’s a news worthy story that the first black Ms. Israel has been announced. She is attractive, smart, and humble and deserving of the all the opportunity she gets.