After spending the past 3 months in an absorption center, the Bnei Menashe immigrants from the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram will now settle in Nazareth Illit in the Galilee, where they will begin to build their new lives in the Jewish state.
One hundred two members of the Bnei Menashe Jewish community will officially join Israeli society on Monday, May 15.
The new Bnei Menashe immigrants arrived in Israel from the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram in February. Mizoram borders Burma and Bangladesh and is home to the second-largest concentration of Bnei Menashe in India after that of the state of Manipur. Continue Reading »
A group of 78 Bnei Menashe Jews return ‘home’ to settle the Golan Heights – where their ancestors, the Menashe tribe, lived 2,700 years ago before being forcibly exiled.
By Orly Harari
The Shavei Israel organization brought a group of 78 Bnei Menashe immigrants on Aliyah Thursday from the northeastern Indian state of Manipur, which borders Burma and Bangladesh.
3,000th Ben Menashe oleh – Photo: Shavei Israel
Absorption Minister Ze’ev Elkin (Likud) greeted the immigrants upon arrival.
These new olim (immigrants) will be settled in Katzrin on the Golan Heights, which was the tribal patrimony of Menashe (Manasseh) in Biblical times. Continue Reading »
Organizers hail this as a ‘modern-day miracle’ in bringing exiled Jews home as the total number of Bnei Menashe so far to make Aliyah in 2014 reaches a record high of 500.
By Tova Dvorin
Fifty Bnei Menashe immigrants made Aliyah from India to Israel on Tuesday, bringing the total number of community members to make Aliyah in 2014 to 500 – the most ever.
Bnei Menashe arrive in Israel – Photo: Shavei Israel
Another 200 are slated to arrive by the end of November.
The Bnei Menashe claim descent from the tribe of Menashe (or Manasseh), one of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel which were exiled by the Assyrian empire after the death of King Solomon more than 2,700 years ago. Continue Reading »
Amid the tears & celebrations, the ‘historic’ flight of Bnei Menashe finally landed in Ben Gurion yesterday & are now at home.
Tears flowed freely as a group of 38 Bnei Menashe, descendants of a Lost Tribe of Israel, were greeted by relatives at Ben Gurion Airport after making Aliyah yesterday from India.
Tearful reunions as Bnei Menashe olim arrive at Ben Gurion airport – Shavei Israel
The immigrants, who hail from the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, were brought to Israel by the organization, which recently received permission from the Israeli government to bring 900 Bnei Menashe to the Jewish state over the next 15 months. Continue Reading »