Posts Tagged ‘menashe’

India’s Bnei Menashe Jewish community prepares matzah for Passover

The Bnei Menashe Jewish community in northeastern India began preparing matzah for Passover on Tuesday at the Shavei Israel Hebrew Center in Churachandpur. The Bnei Menashe ethnic group is said to number at around 10,000, and are believed by many to be descended from one of the 10 Lost Tribes, specifically that of Menashe. The […]

Five women from Bnei Menashe to make aliyah in New Year

Five women from the Bnei Menashe Jewish community in northeastern India will make aliyah to Israel on Sunday, despite the country-wide lockdown placed on the Israeli public amid rising infection rates.Sisters, Rut (28), Dina (21), and Avigail Lhanghal (13) from Manipur, in addition to Malka Zote (37), and Tiferet Renthlei (33), will be making aliyah […]

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

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, communities all over the world have banded together – albeit with social distancing – in many different ways. From standing on balconies banging pots and pans to whole neighborhoods gathering outside to applaud health care workers, the outbreak of COVID-19 has shown that in times of crisis, people […]

The arrival of the Bnei Menashe is a Hanukkah miracle

After a long and tiring flight throughout the night, the band of new immigrants emerged from the El Al plane and made their way slowly down the stairs, their senses heightened by the early-morning chill as well as the knowledge that their cherished dream was coming true. As they reached the tarmac, setting foot on […]

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