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"More than 2,700 years after their ancestors were exiled from the Land, the Bnei Menashe are at last returning home to Zion.”
Each village priest would recite ancient prayers, such as “Miriam’s Song,” echoing the Biblical account of the Exodus and its aftermath.
The 102 new immigrants all hail from the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, which borders Burma and Bangladesh and is home to the second-largest concentration of Bnei Menashe in India.
Some of the funds are designated for encouraging entrepreneurship among new immigrants from France, Belgium, and Ukraine.
Hundreds of the Bnei Menashe community from across northeastern India gathered Sunday in the town of Churachandpur in the Indian state of Manipur to light the first Hanukkah candle.
“I wonder if there are any Bnei Menashe girls my age?” Becky asked her mother. “Maybe we could share my bat mitzvah with them?”
The Shavei Israel organization brought a group of 78 Bnei Menashe immigrants on Aliyah Thursday from the northeastern Indian state of Manipur, which borders...
“It is so moving to see the Lost Tribe of Bnei Menashe returning to Zion and rejoining the people of Israel,” said Shavei Israel Founder and Chairman Michael Freund.
Bnei Menashe children who made Aliyah with their families on May 26, celebrate their first Israeli Shavuot.
Jews of Kaifeng, China will have their first traditional seder this year!
Immigrants to Israel from seven countries will light Hanukkah candles Tuesday night simultaneously with Jews in seven other countries in a ceremony organized by...