Bnei Menashe

The Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shevat is literally the 'New Year for the Trees’. Falling out on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat, it is a holiday of tree planting, fruit eating, special ‘seders’ for the holiday and other celebrations of nature...

Congratulations to Bnei Menashe Oved Hrangchal, who won a gold medal in kickboxing for the 57 kg weight category at a competition last week!   Hrangchal, 29, representing the David Ramon Martial Arts Center in Maalot Tarshiha, was a mixed martial arts and kickboxing champion in his...

The Bnei Akiva ‘Hamenashe’ chapter in Nof HaGalil is growing, and every kid involved is a huge achievement. When the kids and the counselors, and even the person in charge are among the Bnei Menashe community, this special chapter is like no other.  To enhance the...

Hundreds of members of the Bnei Menashe community in northeastern India gathered this week in Aizawl, in the Indian state of Mizoram, to show their support and solidarity with the state of Israel as it marks 100 days since the war in Gaza begun.  During the...

Israel is nearly 100 days into a war that it never wanted, fighting against Hamas, a terrorist entity on its border who has already murdered over 1200 people including women, children and the elderly, as well as kidnapped 240 people. Many thousands of rockets have...

Last Shabbat was not very peaceful for three Bnei Menashe siblings in Nof Hagalil when their apartment caught fire and burned much of the contents. Luckily, Yonatan, Mayan and Esther, who made aliyah with Shavei Israel in 2021 from Manipur, India, were not home at the...

A bit of joy and hope for the future during a difficult time as friends and neighbors of the Thangjalam family, of the Bnei Menashe community in Nof Hagalil, celebrate the chalakah of little Israel Thangjalam.  Traditional Jews often wait until a boy's third birthday before giving...

Yitzhak Chawngthu, 21 years old, is from from the Bnei Menashe community in Nof HaGalil. Yitzhak, the youngest of seven siblings, made aliyah in 2014 with his family, thanks to Shavei Israel. A soldier in the 931st Nahal Battalion, Yitzhak fought in a tough battle in...

Ezra Janggousang, a B'nei Menashe child displaced from the ethnic fighting in northeast India, is the adorable child seen lighting the Chanukah candles in a number of photos coming out of the Shavei Israel Centre, Churachandpur, Manipur, in northeast India. Ezra, along with his family and...

The Bnei Menashe community of northeastern India gathered to hold special communal prayers for the people of Israel and for the safe return of those who were kidnapped to Gaza, as the Hamas attack on Israel left over 900 Israelis dead. "The Bnei Menashe in northeastern...