Bnei Menashe

Israel is a country of immigrants like no other. And yet, once a generation or two have passed, life becomes 'normal', and the immigrants become the ordinary citizens. Even still, we remember what it's like to be starting out, far from anything we've ever known....

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...

There was a very special Avraham Fried concert in Nof HaGalil this week. Over 1,000 Bnei Menashe immigrants from across Israel were in attendance, as well as thousands of others. Fried, who has been popular for decades among American Orthodox Jews, was quite a novelty for...

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...