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By Ronit Treatman When the Jews left Iberia after the enactment of the Alhambra Decree, they took their language, traditions and culture with them. The Seven Heavens Bread was a special type of symbolic challah baked for Tikkun Leil Shavuot, the all-night Shavuot study session. This tradition...

Following their aliyah to Israel in October and formal conversion to Judaism, six Bnei Menashe couples who were already married in India get a chance to step under the chuppah again in a “second” wedding ceremony according to Jewish Law in our absorption center in...

A beautiful, new, educational exhibit about Kaifeng Jews recently opened at Shavei Israel's Ma'ani Center. Designed mainly with magnificent pictorial panels, it tells the story of the Kaifeng Jews from the past to the reawakening of their Jewish spirit, to their dreams of aliyah and living...

Like any community with many generations of roots in a particular region, the Bnei Menashe have many cultural traditions that evolved during their many years in northeast India.  This includes special garments and jewelry, foods, songs & music, and dance.  Enjoy this brief clip of young Bnei...

One of the many things we do as part of our Ma'ani Center heritage programming is to organize activities for our communities for Spanish speakers in Israel. As the High Holidays approach, we have scheduled numerous programs, available on zoom, for people anywhere in the...

Dear Friends, With great pleasure Shavei Israel presents the new edition of its Birkon (Blessing after meals) in Spanish. With much love and dedication we have made a compilation of prayers, blessings and songs for the Shabbat table according to the Ashkenazi and Sephardic custom with...

If you find yourself in Givat Shaul in Jerusalem, step into Shavei Israel's Ma'ani Center, a collaboration with Israel's Ministry of Culture and Sport, for a photo exhibit that's an educational experience in addition to being a visual treat. The beautiful photo exhibit, “From India...

After a lot of changes and adjustments due to the coronavirus situation, including last minute modifications and adaptations, we finally managed to meet with Steven Klein, a professor at Ben Gurion University, and his students, who were on a Jewish cultural trip to several communities...