Julia Fisher talks to Zacharia Arne- along with his widowed mother and other siblings, he came to Israel from Ethiopia when he was 13 years old. His grandfather was a rabbi and for Zacharia it was his ambition to follow in his footsteps and he spent three years studying in a Yeshiva for young Orthodox Jews. However, that wasn’t to be because today he is the pastor of a Messianic congregation in Haifa as well as working full time for the Haifa Municipality helping people with addiction to drugs and alcohol. I was keen to find out how his life changed from being a religious orthodox Jew and started by asking him about his time at university.
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