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550 Bnei Menashe return to Jerusalem

Some 550 new immigrants from India’s Bnei Menashe community visited the Western Wall for the first time, accompanied by Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel Rabbi David Lau. The community claims descent from one of the 10 lost tribes of Israel … Continue reading

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235 Bnei Menashe arrive

235 new immigrants from the Bnei Menashe community in Manipur, Northeast India landed in Israel on Aliyah Day. More than 4,000 Bnei Menashe already live in Israel. They claim descent from one of the ten Lost Tribes of Israel that … Continue reading

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Wedding for Bnei Menashe couples

Eleven Bnei Menashe couples, who recently immigrated to Israel from India, were wed in a festive and emotional group ceremony at Shavei Israel’s absorption center in Nordia, near Netanya. They were remarried after their formal conversion to Judaism and return … Continue reading

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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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Israel’s oldest Indian Jewish community

Hundreds of India’s Bnei Menashe community have just arrived in Israel. But Israel’s 8,000 Cochin Jews can trace their Indian roots all the way back to the times of the biblical King Solomon. The Cochin Jewish Heritage Center is situated … Continue reading

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Returning after 2,700 years

Good articles about the continuing immigration of thousands of the Bnei Menashe community who were exiled from the Kingdom of Israel some 27 centuries ago. https://www.israel21c.org/the-return-of-a-lost-tribe-of-israel-27-centuries-later/ https://israelbetweenthelines.com/2021/01/21/another-lost-tribe-bnei-menashe-returns-to-israel/

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