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A personal account by Yosef Vaiphei from Beth El Langol, in Manipur, India. Yosef's younger brother Samuel Vaiphei, who was married just a month ago, works for Shavei Israel and was in Churachandpur occupied with the work regarding the aliyah process for the next Bnei...

[caption id="attachment_171426" align="alignleft" width="236"] Badly damaged Torah scroll in Manipur, India[/caption] Devastating news has been coming out of Manipur, India. The image of a destroyed Torah scroll in a burned out synagogue is symbolic of the rampant destruction that has swept across the region leaving nearly...

The Aliyah, Absorption and Diaspora Committee chaired by MK Oded Forer (Israel Beyteinu) held a discussion today (Monday) on MK Penina Tamano-Shata's proposal. Tamano-Shata's statement on the subject of the absorption and integration of the Bnei Menashe community from India, the phenomenon of racism from...

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...