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[caption id="attachment_149114" align="alignleft" width="141"] Ronit Treatman[/caption] Author Ronit Treatman grew up in Venezuela, only to discover, decades later, that many of the Catholic families she grew up with are actually descendants of Spanish and Portuguese Jewish communities forced to convert during the Inquisition. Ronit, who lives in...

If you're looking for authentic Sephardic delicacies, look no further than internet personality 'Sally That Girl In The Kitchen.' Here she shows you how to make authentic Sephardic-Turkish Borrecas (potato and cheese hand pies). "If you’ve never had an authentic Sephardic-Turkish Borreca before, you are in for...

The Jewish community in Lodz, Poland, with Shavei Israel emissary Rabbi Dawid Szychowski, celebrated a very special Tu B’Shevat. The first part was aimed to meet with Polish activists who preserve the Jewish heritage of their town. The participants learnt from Rabbi Dawid about Tu B’Shevat...

This year, we were overwhelmed - in a good way! - with photos and videos of light and celebration from our communities around the world as they celebrated the holiday of Chanukah. Perhaps it was because there was so much darkness these past two years,...

Little Moshe Muñoz, a three-year-old in Ecuador, just got his first haircut and he is very excited. It wasn't just a haircut, though. There is a special custom that many Jews have of waiting until a boy is three to cut his hair for the...

Like every year, we receive many images from our communities around the world for every holiday. We're pleased to share a visual experience of the celebrations of Sukkot in our communities from India to Israel! One of the fun things about working with Jewish communities around...

Like any community with many generations of roots in a particular region, the Bnei Menashe have many cultural traditions that evolved during their many years in northeast India.  This includes special garments and jewelry, foods, songs & music, and dance.  Enjoy this brief clip of young Bnei...

Six immigrant Bnei Menashe couples, who recently made Aliyah from India, were remarried under the chupah here in Israel in a beautiful ceremony.  The weddings were part of the ongoing process of formal conversion to Judaism and acclimation to Israel as the 252 new arrivals prepare...

Eleven Bnei Menashe couples, all of whom recently immigrated to Israel from northeastern India, were remarried Wednesday in a festive and emotional group ceremony at Shavei Israel’s absorption center in Nordia, near Netanya, after completing their formal conversion to Judaism by the Chief Rabbinate. The 11...