Bnei Menashe

For those who follow these pages, the site of multiple Bnei Menashe brides and grooms in one magnificent wedding ceremony is not unusual. But that doesn't diminish the joy, excitement and inspiration of these special occasions. This week did not disappoint as nine couples, all...

A few months ago a special grassroots drive was set up in Gush Etzion in which hundreds of brand new wedding gifts were donated, wrapped and delivered to a most unusual wedding ceremony held at Moshav Nordia near Netanya. The festive event was one of...

With great excitement, 'Shir Zion', a midrasha (seminary) for Bnei Menashe women, 18-33, was opened in Nof Hagalil by the Hesder Yeshiva in Nof Hagalil, under the leadership of Rabbi Dani Sigalis, and the yeshiva administrator, Udi Klein. The midrasha was opened with the support...

Batya Misao, 43, from Manipur in northeast India, has been dreaming about making aliyah to Israel for as long as she could remember. Once she married Samuel and they started a family, the dream grew to include their children, Ellan, 12; Leah, 9; Zohar, 5;...

160 Bnei Menashe have landed at Ben Gurion Airport this week and are in quarantine in accordance with Ministry of Health restrictions and the Home Front Command. They will spend the first three months in Israel in designated absorption centers that are operated by Shavei...

Rakhem Haokip, a young father of two, has been waiting his whole life to make aliyah (immigrate) to Israel from his home in northeast India, something that every Bnei Menashe Jew longs for. Rakhem, along with his wife, Rivka, and their two children, Rakhel(2) and...

Brought to you by the Community Scholar Program, Arie Katz interviews Shavei Israel Chairman Michael Freund who has spent over 15 years seeking out lost tribes and hidden Jews to help them reconnect with the Jewish people. He will discuss his globe-trotting work with various...

The government of Israel approved the proposal of Minister of Immigration and Absorption Pnina Tamano-Shata to bring members of the Bnei Menashe community on aliyah. It is considered an emergency operation and the immigrants are expected to undergo a 3-month absorption process and then move...

Amos Haokip, along with more than 30 families, was able to make Aliyah in 2018 with the help of Shavei Israel. It was during the giyur (conversion) process in Israel that Amos met Yehudit, the woman who was to become his wife. After they finished,...