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I've always known my family has Jewish roots as it had been transmitted to me by my grandfather, one of the few remaining Jews in Portugal who lived in the Detrás das Montanhas region in Belmonte. Because of it, our family kept traditions and repeated...

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...

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...

The Midrash lists four reasons the children of Israel were allowed to leave Egypt, one of which is that they did not change their language. Preservation of the unique language has for generations strengthened the connection between Jews wherever they were found. He distinguished the...

The Shavei Israel family is proud of Nadiv Khaute, son of Tzvi Khaute, director of the Bnei Menashe department, on receiving the ‘President’s Award for Excellence 2021’ on Israel’s 73rd Independence day! Congratulations Nadiv! You have made your family, Shavei and all of Israel proud...

By Yosef Bitton INDEPENDENCE DAY The British Mandate in Palestine, which began officially in 1922, ended in 1948. The British announced that they were withdrawing from the territory on May 15th, 1948. The Jews of Israel, about 600,000 at the time, decided that they would announce the...

We have permission to bring 500 more immigrants on aliyah to Israel this year. With your help it will be possible! Here’s a personal account from one family who is anxiously awaiting: To my brothers and sisters all around the world—shalom! My name is Yonatan Baite...