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Shavei Israel participated in a conference held by the Ebenezer organization, a Christian group that aims to help the Jewish people return to Israel “in fulfillment of Biblical prophecy.” Shavei Israel Chairman Michael Freund spoke and recent Bnei Menashe immigrants presented a traditional dance from...

Gadi Bentley, Shavei Israel’s emissary to the Igbo, a possible “lost” Jewish tribe in Nigeria, recently returned from his mission with some fascinating stories and even more intriguing pictures. Here are a few that he sent to us. An estimated 3,000 Igbo identify as Jewish and...

Shavei Israel’s emissaries to the Zion Torah Center community - Tamar and Yishai Tzur - have had a memorable first four months in Erode, India. Together with five of their seven children, the Tzurs have brought Torah learning and Hebrew language instruction to this formerly Christian,...

Shavei Israel’s director of marketing Laura Ben-David has been on the road for the last two weeks, talking up Shavei Israel’s activities to Jewish communities across the United States. Her speaking engagements took her from New Jersey and Philadelphia to Los Angeles and San Diego,...

What will the Jewish future look like in 50 years? Commentary Magazine asked 70 Jewish leaders to tackle this weighty subject. Shavei Israel Chairman Michael Freund was one of those writers. Freund’s piece appeared in the October 14, 2015 issue of Commentary. In it, he...

This week marks the anniversary of the death of one of the greatest Jewish figures of the past five centuries, a man whose scholarship and public service were so breathtaking in scope that despite the passage of many generations, he continues to stand out in...

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Pranab Mukherjee, President of India, during a session of Knesset on October 14, 2015. During his speech welcoming Mukherjee to Israel, Netanyahu’s emphasized the strong ties between the two countries by citing the Bnei Menashe immigrants who have moved from...

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Pranab Mukherjee, President of India, during a session of Knesset on October 14, 2015. During his speech welcoming Mukherjee to Israel, Netanyahu's emphasized the strong ties between the two countries by citing the Bnei Menashe immigrants who have moved from...