Ethiopian Jew Figurine Recreation (resin cast, about 7 inches tall and 3 inches wide. The Ethiopian Jews (Falasha) call themselves Beta Israel (meaning: House of Israel) though their origin is not clearly identified. The Falasha are especially known for their figures which give an account of various tales of Judaism. The Falasha Jews are the oldest group within jewish diaspora. They believe to be direct offsprings from the union of Mekeda, the Queen of Saba with Solomon, the King of Israel.