bnei menashe

The murder of a young Bnei Menashe immigrant

For a Jewish teenager in Israel to beat, kick and stab a fellow Jew to death because his facial features are viewed as being “different”? How is such a thing even possible?

India's Bnei Menashe Jews to celebrate Sukkot

The Bnei Menashe maintain a 2,700-year-long tradition of being the lost tribe of Menashe, and seek to return to the Land of Israel.

Ahead of Rosh Hashanah, Bnei Menashe Jews try gefilte fish for the first time

Some of them enjoyed the taste of gefilte fish, while others politely referred to the traditional dish as an "acquired taste."

'Aliyah Super Week' brings 500 immigrants from over 20 countries to Israel

“Given the intense conflict we have witnessed here over recent weeks, it is quite remarkable to see these hundreds of Jewish immigrants coming home to Israel from all directions."

16 Bnei Menashe immigrants to Israel diagnosed with COVID-19 on arrival

The immigrants were flown to Israel from India despite the Health Ministry’s recommendation against travel to and from the country – which has the highest amount of known infection in the world.

Homecoming to Israel for 'lost' Jews in India delayed by COVID-19

"We have been very excited," said Soizagin who goes by only one name and is recuperating at a Sikh temple, which has been turned into a COVID care center.


India's Bnei Menashe Jewish community prepares matzah for Passover

The Bnei Menashe ethnic group is said to number at around 10,000 total, and are believed by many to be descended from one of the Ten Lost Tribes, specifically that of Menashe.

Bnei Menashe and a marriage made in Zion

Those tying the knot were among the more than 250 Bnei Menashe who arrived in Israel in mid-December on a special EL AL charter flight arranged by Shavei Israel.

Five women from Bnei Menashe to make aliyah in New Year

After being processed by the Aliyah and Absorption Ministry, the sisters will enter quarantine in line with Health Ministry guidelines for new arrivals.

SORTING RICE at Beit Shalom Synagogue, Churachandpur, Manipur, India

Degel Menashe provides COVID-19 relief for India’s Bnei Menashe

One organization has taken it upon themselves to aid small Jewish communities in a far-off corner of India, and in the process have not only saved lives but also shown the true meaning of charity.

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