Bnei Menashe: Personal Stories

By Rav Reuven Tradburks Yaakov’s challenges never seem to end. He returns to the land of Israel. He is fearful of a confrontation with Esav. He prepares by dividing his entourage. A man fights him through the night, changing his name to Israel from Yaakov at...

Translation of excerpts of a moving interview with Pnina Tamano Shata, Israel’s Minister of Aliya and Absorption, and Yaron Vilensky on the Chamesh baErev program, Gala"TZ, as she shares in the grief of the family of the late Yoel Lhanghel z”l of the Bnei Menashe...

Some people find inspiration from their soul. Some people have inborn talent. When you have both together, you can expect beautiful things to emerge...

As part of our Ma'ani Center programming to preserve, promote and disseminate the unique heritage and culture of the various communities we work with, we brought a presentation about the Bnei Menashe to the Golan Heights....

Sometimes teachers really connect with a particular subject matter, or specific population. And sometimes a teacher connects with both, in a remarkable way, that makes all the difference for their students. Meet Dalia Netzer, a wonderful, dedicated - and beloved - Hebrew teacher, who has...

Aviel Manlun, is a 29 year-old DJ in Jerusalem. A member of the Bnei Menashe community, Aviel made aliyah with his family, from Manipur, India, in 1994, when he was just two years old.    Aviel grew up with his family, his parents and older brother, in...

This week saw two in-person events at our Ma'ani Center after many months of mostly Zoom programs due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  The first was a tour of our new exhibit on the Kaifeng Jewish community. The tour, which was held in English, included a slide...

As the last leg of the 722 Bnei Menashe Aliyah is approaching, one family who will be on board with the group on the final flight is 66-year-old Head of Matiyang Village, Churachandpur, Mr. Reuben Haokip. Apart from his chieftainship role, he was employed by...

Shalom! My name is Meira Nemneikim Singson. From the moment I heard the news that I along with my remaining three children could be making aliyah this year, I have been filled with joy. My other children (three daughters) made Aliyah earlier this year and...

My name is Osher Singsit I am 49 years old, married, and my beautiful wife and I have 4 sons and 2 daughters. I served in the Indian army and retired in the year 2011. My younger brother and sister have already settled in Israel...