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Shavei Israel had the honor of having two very special guests: David and Denise Heiblum, survivors of the October 7 attack, who shared their personal story about their approach to Judaism and a message of hope. Denise and David were married not long ago in a...

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...

Now, more than 3 months since the start of the ethnic violence that has devastated the Bnei Menashe community in Manipur in northeast India, thousands remain homeless and with no end in sight. There are about 500 refugees in Churachandpur who fled their homes and are...

Two months of ethnic violence and massive displacement has devastated the Bnei Menashe community in Manipur in northeast India, and putting great strain on relief efforts, but we are doing everything we can.   A total of 292 Bnei Menashe families (numbering 1,190 men, women and children)...

David Thangkhoneh and Esther Doungel were among the Bnei Menashe refugees from Sajal Beit Shalom, in northeast India, where their house - and the whole village - was burned down by the Meitei mob on May, 2023. They were among those who were rescued by...

It is now closing in on six weeks of ethnic violence that has devastated the Bnei Menashe community in Manipur in northeast India, with no end in sight. A total of 292 Bnei Menashe families (numbering 1,190 men, women and children) have been forced to flee...

Meir Phaltuel, a member of the Bnei Menashe, made aliyah with the help of Shavei Israel in 2014. Living an observant Jewish life in India is never easy, even today, but for Meir Phaltual and his family growing up, it was particularly difficult. One of nine...

Hard to believe that it's been more than a month since the onset of riots, on May 3, 2023, in the state of Manipur between the Meitei tribe and the Kuki tribe. The Bnei Menashe Jews in northeast India are ethnically of the Kuki tribe....

Writer, researcher and dear friend of Shavei Israel, Genie Milgrom met with Pope Francis at the Vatican's private library this week. The private audience was organized by Rabbi Avi and Nehama Tawil, leaders of the European Jewish Community Center in Brussels. She was accompanied by...

We at Shavei Israel are deeply concerned about the ongoing ethnic violence in Manipur, India that has devastated the Bnei Menashe community there. A total of 292 Bnei Menashe families (numbering 1,190 men, women and children) have been forced to flee their homes in the past...