India Tag

[caption id="attachment_6051" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="A hypothetical picture of Pathans at the Western Wall from Dr. Navras Aafreedi's website"][/caption] In the village of Malihabad, 25 kilometers from the Indian city of Lucknow, 650 Pathans claim to be descendents of the lost tribe of Ephraim, expelled...

[caption id="attachment_6046" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Tzadok Yacobi at the Western Wall in Jerusalem"][/caption] The Bnei Ephraim is a small community in rural India that claims to be the descendants of the biblical tribe of Ephraim, exiled from the land of Israel nearly 3,000 years ago....

India has a rich Jewish history, with the main Jewish communities formerly residing primarily in Mumbai (Bombay), Calcutta and Cochin. During the 1950s and 1960s, these communities nearly entirely immigrated to Israel. Shavei Israel works extensively with the Bnei Menashe who reside in...

From The Jerusalem Report, 1993   Could Israel be inundated with millions of Africans and Asians claiming Jewish descent? As the first members of the Shinlung tribe, from the remote Indian-Burmese border, undergo conversion in Israel, the notion is becoming ever less absurd. And Israel´s minister of...