Bnei Menashe Images

Two months of ethnic violence and massive displacement has devastated the Bnei Menashe community in Manipur in northeast India, and putting great strain on relief efforts, but we are doing everything we can.   A total of 292 Bnei Menashe families (numbering 1,190 men, women and children)...

David Thangkhoneh and Esther Doungel were among the Bnei Menashe refugees from Sajal Beit Shalom, in northeast India, where their house - and the whole village - was burned down by the Meitei mob on May, 2023. They were among those who were rescued by...

It is now closing in on six weeks of ethnic violence that has devastated the Bnei Menashe community in Manipur in northeast India, with no end in sight. A total of 292 Bnei Menashe families (numbering 1,190 men, women and children) have been forced to flee...

Meir Phaltuel, a member of the Bnei Menashe, made aliyah with the help of Shavei Israel in 2014. Living an observant Jewish life in India is never easy, even today, but for Meir Phaltual and his family growing up, it was particularly difficult. One of nine...

Hard to believe that it's been more than a month since the onset of riots, on May 3, 2023, in the state of Manipur between the Meitei tribe and the Kuki tribe. The Bnei Menashe Jews in northeast India are ethnically of the Kuki tribe....

We at Shavei Israel are deeply concerned about the ongoing ethnic violence in Manipur, India that has devastated the Bnei Menashe community there. A total of 292 Bnei Menashe families (numbering 1,190 men, women and children) have been forced to flee their homes in the past...

A personal account by Yosef Vaiphei from Beth El Langol, in Manipur, India. Yosef's younger brother Samuel Vaiphei, who was married just a month ago, works for Shavei Israel and was in Churachandpur occupied with the work regarding the aliyah process for the next Bnei...

[caption id="attachment_171426" align="alignleft" width="236"] Badly damaged Torah scroll in Manipur, India[/caption] Devastating news has been coming out of Manipur, India. The image of a destroyed Torah scroll in a burned out synagogue is symbolic of the rampant destruction that has swept across the region leaving nearly...

Yom Ha'atzmaut is Israel's national Independence Day commemorating the Israeli Declaration of Independence in 1948. The day is marked by official and unofficial ceremonies and observances throughout Israel and the Jewish world. Yom Hazikaron, the Israeli Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism Remembrance Day is always...

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