Ethiopian Jewry are very religious. They are quiet. respectful people, who are completely family oriented. Children would never talk back to their parents. Instead, they would kiss their feet out of respect and love. They kept the Sabbath, participated in ritual bathing and put out all fires on Friday afternoon. Everyone attended a prayer house; no one stayed home. Every Jewish boy was circumcised on the eighth day. Imagine, many even kept kosher! Meat was slaughtered by a trained "kess." Unable to own land due to prohibition, they were potters, weavers, metal workers, builders, etc. They lived segregated in Jewish villages.