Aliyah

Herzog Global has created beautiful posters of Israel for displaying in classrooms and school corridors. Each poster includes a meaningful quote from the Tanakh about the location of the photo, and a QR code linking to a video by Rabbi Alan Haber about that it...

Another new branch of the Bnei Akiva movement was recently launched! After similar successes in other northern communities, this new chapter is again intended for the Bnei Menashe community who immigrated to Israel from northeastern India, this time for those in Tiberias. About 70 kids from the...

Bnei Menashe children sing a heartfelt and beautifully produced rendition of the traditional prayer for the IDF soldiers. Featuring children from the Khovevei Tzion community in Aizawl, Mizoram. Prayer for Members of the Israel Defense Force He Who blessed our forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob -...

Growing up in Mizoram as a member of Bnei Menashe in the mid-nineties certainly came with difficulties. You would typically be teased by other kids for being Jewish and mocked for “not believing in Jesus.” That was certainly the case for Esther Kolnoy before she...

The story of the Katz family characterizes the history of Vissoky Jews and the way in which their community was involved in the lives of the other neighboring Jews in the area. [caption id="attachment_171995" align="alignleft" width="285"] Yevgeny & Svetlana at a Voronezh synagogue [/caption] In the Great Synagogue...

Samuel Devasahayam was the founder of the Zion Torah Center in Erode, India. He was a courageous, G-d-fearing man, who left a huge hole in a community when he tragically passed away in 2018. His family has continued with the legacy he left, on their...

Translation of a moving interview with Pnina Tamano Shata, Israel's Minister of Aliya and Absorption, as she shares in the grief of the family of the late Yoel Lhanghel z"l of the Bnei Menashe who was murdered in cold blood in Kiryat Shmona a few...

Yehuda Singson, a member of the Bnei Menashe community, made aliyah from Manipur, India, in 2007 with the help of Shavei Israel.   Initially settling in Pardes Chana, the then 30 year old moved to Maalot where he studied in the yeshiva and eventually married his wife,...

To mark the Knesset’s commemoration of Yom HaAliya, Michael Freund along with twenty Bnei Menashe men and women, were invited to the Knesset by the Minister of Absorption, Penina Tamano-Shata. The Bnei Menashe who attended were all part of the group that made aliya from...

I've always known my family has Jewish roots as it had been transmitted to me by my grandfather, one of the few remaining Jews in Portugal who lived in the Detrás das Montanhas region in Belmonte. Because of it, our family kept traditions and repeated...