India Tag

For our final post-Pesach stop, we visit the Bnei Menashe in India. Our correspondent Meital Singson send us some lovely photos of the community getting ready for the holiday at the Beith Shalom center in Churachandpur, Manipur....

The Zion Torah Center community in Erode, India, was blessed this year by many Israeli visitors. Community leaders Anne and Samuel Devasahayam sent us some heartwarming photos. Who knew there was so much Jewish energy in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu! ...

The second of two aliyah flights last week landed on Thursday. Seventy-two Bnei Menashe from Mizoram arrived at Ben-Gurion Airport where they were met by scores of Israelis overjoyed by the latest immigration from India. We caught the excitement on video and we have it...

Hanukah was bursting out all over the Shavei Israel Jewish world - communities that Shavei Israel works with have held candle lightings, sung songs, eaten Hanukah donuts and, in general, illuminated the dark December skies with Hanukah joy. Check out this amazing selection of photos...

Yishai Tzur is Shavei Israel's new emissary to the Zion Torah Center, a community of 1,500 Torah-observant Christians in Erode, India. Nearly the entire Tzur clan (7 in all) is now in India - including Yishai's wife Tamar, an Israeli gynecologist who will be learning...

The Shavei Israel website is a great place to research the many fascinating Jewish communities that can be found in the farthest corners of the globe. We write about all kinds of Jewish groups, not only those with whom we are actively involved. In this...

Could a lost Jewish tribe be at the roots of Afghanistan’s Taliban? Some researchers say yes, and it’s just one of the fascinating – and perhaps inflammatory – stories we include in the “Other Communities” section of the Shavei Israel website, dedicated to Jewish groups...

Irene Orleansky is a multi-talented Israeli musician whose work spans a wide range of genres – from world music to folk to new age and electronica. A popular performer on the Israeli club circuit, her latest project may be her most ambitious yet....

Shavei Israel Chairman Michael Freund visited the Bene Israel community in Mumbai in June 2012. Here is a selection of pictures. [nggallery id=149]...