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10 Indian Bnei Menashe Couples Married in Israel

10 Nisan 5777 – April 5, 2017
The Bnei Menashe are descendants of the tribe of Manasseh, one of the Ten Lost Tribes exiled from the Land of Israel more than 2,700 years ago by the Assyrian empire.

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.

First Synagogue in 500 Years to Open in Palermo, Sicily

14 Tevet 5777 – January 11, 2017
The move comes as a growing number of people throughout Sicily are rediscovering their Jewish roots.

Shavei Israel to Open First Jewish Kindergarten in Lodz

3 Elul 5775 – August 18, 2015
Shavei Israel and the Jewish community of Lodz will open the first Jewish kindergarten in the city since World War II.

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...

Spain Passes Citizenship Restoration Law for Jews Expelled in 1492

25 Sivan 5775 – June 11, 2015
Spain has just passed a law to allow descendants of Jews expelled in 1492 to regain their citizenship.

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!

Young, Hidden Polish Jews Discover Heritage in Israel

22 Elul 5773 – August 27, 2013
While most surviving Jews left Poland after a brief return to search for relatives, some remained.

64-Year-Old Polish Jew Celebrates Bar Mitzvah at the Kotel

21 Sivan 5773 – May 30, 2013
Both of his parents were born to Jewish families that perished in Auschwitz.

25 Poles Who Discovered They Are Jewish to Study In Israel

4 Elul 5772 – August 22, 2012
25 young Polish Jews, many of whom have only recently discovered their Jewish roots, arrived in Israel on Monday for a special seminar organized by Shavei Israel, an organization that aims to strengthen the connection between descendants of Jews and the State of Israel & the Jewish people. The participants, between the ages of 18-35, most of whom were raised Catholic, came from cities like Krakow, Katowice, Warsaw, Przemysl and Gdansk. For many it marks their first time visiting Israel.

40 of Poland’s ‘Hidden Jews’ to Complete Daf Yomi in Lublin

12 Av 5772 – July 30, 2012
More than 40 ‘Hidden Jews’ from Poland will participate in an unprecedented seminar organized by Shavei Israel on July 30 through August 2 in Lublin, Poland, dedicated entirely to the study of Talmud.

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.

The Eternity Of Israel

7 Iyyar 5770 – April 21, 2010
Gradually but energetically, the circle of worshipers made its way around the interior of Krakow's medieval Rema synagogue, their voices rising ever more forcefully in song and prayer.

Commemorating The Start Of World War II

20 Elul 5769 – September 9, 2009
The official beginning of World War II was September 1, 1939. On that day German soldiers invaded Gdansk after bombarding the city with a military warship. As part of the Polish Government's official series of events marking seven decades since the start of World War II, Poland's Jewish community and the Jerusalem-based "Shavei Israel" organization held a special ceremony yesterday in the Gdansk synagogue to commemorate the outbreak of the war, which paved the way for the Holocaust.

Commemorating The Start Of World War II

The official beginning of World War II was September 1, 1939. On that day German soldiers invaded Gdansk after bombarding the city with a military warship. As part of the Polish Government's official series of events marking seven decades since the start of World War II, Poland's Jewish community and the Jerusalem-based "Shavei Israel" organization held a special ceremony yesterday in the Gdansk synagogue to commemorate the outbreak of the war, which paved the way for the Holocaust.

Preserving Jewish Cemeteries In Poland

1 Sivan 5768 – June 4, 2008
Every spring and summer, there is renewed activity throughout Poland regarding the preservation of Jewish cemeteries.

Agudat HaRabonim Of Poland Re-established After 70 Years

28 Adar I 5768 – March 5, 2008
An event, thought to be impossible after the Shoah, took place in Lodz.

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