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Shavei Israel, together with the Beit Midrash Sephardi, have appointed Rabbi Eliyahu Franco as a new emissary to El Salvador, where he has taken up his position to work to strengthen Jewish life in the country. More than 500 years after their Iberian Jewish ancestors were...

At the start of Chanukah, Shavei Israel had a guest of honor who gave us a wonderful talk about her personal life and her connection to Judaism. This unique and beautiful person is the famous Spanish-speaking actress Sara Mintz, former student of the Machon Miriam...

Converts: The Journey of Becoming Jewish, a Holyland Productions film, follows several non-Jews from around the world as they go through the conversion process.  The film takes us behind the scenes on their journey of self-discovery as they negotiate relationships with family, friends and significant others....

By Rav Reuven Tradburks Yaakov’s challenges never seem to end. He returns to the land of Israel. He is fearful of a confrontation with Esav. He prepares by dividing his entourage. A man fights him through the night, changing his name to Israel from Yaakov at...

Translation of excerpts of a moving interview with Pnina Tamano Shata, Israel’s Minister of Aliya and Absorption, and Yaron Vilensky on the Chamesh baErev program, Gala"TZ, as she shares in the grief of the family of the late Yoel Lhanghel z”l of the Bnei Menashe...

It was with profound sorrow and shock that we heard about the terrible murder of Yoel Lhangal, a young Bnei Menashe immigrant to Israel, on October 7.   Yoel z"l was an ambitious 18-year old yeshiva student who immigrated to Israel with the help of Shavei Israel...

By Rav Reuven Tradburks Day 1. The Torah reading for the first day is Genesis, Chapter 21, v. 1-34. This chapter describes the birth of Yitzchak, the insistence of Sarah to send Yishmael away, and Hagar and Yishmael’s near death in the desert before being saved. It...

At the Heichal Shlomo Jewish Art Museum in Jerusalem, the exhibition "From Toledo to Jerusalem" has been on display for several weeks, a set of works created by the artist Abraham Kron. Shavei Israel's Ma'ani Center organized a guided tour of the museum so that...