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Last week we had the pleasant opportunity to study Torah sources on the fast of Tisha B'Av with Rav Shmuel Kornblit and to take a beautiful walk in the Old City of Jerusalem with Rav Richard Kaufmann, Federico Elian, Velvl Pipman, Eliav Riera, Yosef Toledo...

As part of our  Maani Center programming, with the help and advice of Shaar Binyamin and our dear friend Federico Pipman, representative of Mama Mía 360, this week there was a special personal stories panel called "Tales of Bnei Anousim." We had, as special guests,...

Thousands of Ukrainian Jews have been suffering the effects of war in their country. Some have escaped their war-torn homes in the Ukraine to neighboring countries. Others have made Aliyah, arriving safely in Israel, though, having been forced to flee, many came with virtually nothing...

My name is Yehoshua Ellis. I live in Poland where I work as a Rabbi with the local Jewish community, and I've been interested in Ukraine since Putin’s last invasion. I was invigorated by President Volodymyr Zelensky and the mandate he won in 2019. I...

[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...

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! Nadiv, the eldest of Tzvi's five children, was just two year-old when the Khautes...