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225 Bnei Menashe make Aliya

225 members of the Bnei Menashe community from the state of Manipur in northeast India have just completed their Aliyah through Shavei Israel. 4 separate groups joined 429 members of the Bnei Menashe community who have already made Aliyah since … Continue reading

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Alongside Bnei Menashe: A personal journey

Laura Ben-David accompanied 250 members of the Bnei Menashe tribe of Northern India as they made their journey to Israel that they had dreamed of doing for nearly three millennia. http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/alongside-bnei-menashe-a-personal-journey/#ixzz3QtzOjxG1

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The oldest Bnei Menashe to arrive in Israel

On May 29, 2014, Aviel Hangshing landed in Israel, fulfilling a dream he has held for so many years. Hangshing is the most senior of the lost tribe of Bnei Menashe to arrive from India so far. “The day after … Continue reading

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250 Bnei Menashe to return to Israel this summer

Non-profit organization Shavei Israel is bringing 250 members of the Lost Tribe of Bnei Menashe to Israel this summer. The first 40 have just arrived. There are around 7,000 Bnei Menashe still in India. Their tradition is that they were … Continue reading

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Hundreds of Bnei Menashe moving to Israel

Israel’s Knesset approved the aliya of 899 Indians, known as Bnei Menashe. Some 1,700 Bnei Menashe, who claim to be Jews descended from the biblical tribe of Menashe, are already living in Israel. A further 9,000 remain in India and … Continue reading

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15 couples remarry in Jerusalem

Fifteen Bnei Menashe couples, who immigrated to Israel from Manipur, India in Jun 2018, were remarried in a festive and emotional group ceremony at nonprofit Shavei Israel’s absorption center in Kfar Hasidim, after completing their formal conversion. http://www.jewishpress.com/news/jewish-news/fresh-from-india-15-bnei-menashe-couples-remarry-in-israel/2018/08/08/

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“Lost tribe” returns to pray in Jerusalem

After their exile from Israel 2,700 years ago, members of the “lost tribe” of Bnei Menashe finally arrived in Jerusalem for an emotional, early-morning prayer service at the Western Wall. https://unitedwithisrael.org/watch-lost-tribe-returns-to-pray-in-jerusalem/

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162 “lost” Indian Jews arrive in Israel

Two groups, totaling 162 members of the Bnei Menashe Jewish community from northeast India have just arrived in Israel. The immigration of the so-called “lost” Jews was organized by Shavei Israel, which has now brought 3,000 Bnei Menashe to the … Continue reading

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102 lost Indian Jews make Aliya

One-hundred and two members of India’s Bnei Menashe community have arrived in Israel, marking the latest group of so-called “lost” Jews to make Aliyah.  Members of the Bnei Menashe community trace their roots from Jews banished from ancient Israel to … Continue reading

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Barmitzvah signifies a coming of age

Israel-born Arik met and married Indian-born Bat Chen – a member of the Bnei Menashe sect of Indian Jews – soon after Bat Chen immigrated to the Jewish State in 1999. Now their son Benayahu is celebrating his Barmitzvah and … Continue reading

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