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In Northeast India, Bnei Menashe Prepare Matzah for Passover

4 Nisan 5777 – March 30, 2017
Each village priest would recite ancient prayers, such as “Miriam’s Song,” echoing the Biblical account of the Exodus and its aftermath.

Meet Little Yoav Fanai from India who Became Israeli Citizen this Week

20 Shevat 5777 – February 16, 2017
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.

Knesset Committee Approves $80 Million to Support New Immigrants

11 Av 5776 – August 15, 2016
Some of the funds are designated for encouraging entrepreneurship among new immigrants from France, Belgium, and Ukraine.

Northeastern Indian Lost Israelite Tribe Lighting Hanukkah Candles

26 Kislev 5776 – December 8, 2015
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.

Two Communities, One Celebration: Bat Mitzvah Girl Adopts Bnei Menashe Immigrants

8 Tammuz 5775 – June 24, 2015
“I wonder if there are any Bnei Menashe girls my age?” Becky asked her mother. “Maybe we could share my bat mitzvah with them?”

Bnei Menashe Olim from India Settle in Golan Heights

2 Tammuz 5775 – June 18, 2015
The Shavei Israel organization brought a group of 78 Bnei Menashe immigrants on Aliyah Thursday from the northeastern Indian state of Manipur, which borders...

Hundreds of Bnei Menashe from India Arriving in Israel

22 Sivan 5774 – June 20, 2014
“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 Celebrate Their First Shavuot in Israel

5 Sivan 5774 – June 3, 2014
Bnei Menashe children who made Aliyah with their families on May 26, celebrate their first Israeli Shavuot.

Ancient Chinese Jewish Community to Hold First Traditional Seder in China

8 Nisan 5774 – April 8, 2014
Jews of Kaifeng, China will have their first traditional seder this year!

Seventh Hanukkah Candle to Be Lit in Seven Nations Simultaneously

30 Kislev 5774 – December 2, 2013
Immigrants to Israel from seven countries will light Hanukkah candles Tuesday night simultaneously with Jews in seven other countries in a ceremony organized by...

Indian Tribe Aliyah Approved

22 Heshvan 5773 – November 6, 2012
Israel's government approved the immigration of the Bnei Menashe, an Indian tribe that claims Jewish ancestry.

A Homecoming For A Lost Tribe Of Israel

11 Tammuz 5771 – July 13, 2011
In the farthest reaches of northeastern India, a long-lost community is about to fulfill its age-old dream of returning to its ancient homeland, the land of Israel.

Bring The Bnei Menashe Home To Israel

14 Shevat 5771 – January 19, 2011
Several time zones away, in the farthest reaches of northeastern India, live thousands of men and women longing to rejoin the Jewish people.

Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

22 Elul 5767 – September 5, 2007
Hamas and other Palestinian terror organizations in the Gaza Strip used American and international weaponry to attack Israel this week, top terror leaders told...

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