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Bnei Menashe celebrate Purim

It's that time of year again: when the Jewish world puts on a happy face - literally. When the masks come off, it's nothing but smiles as Jewish communities everywhere celebrate the holiday of Purim. And we've got the photos to prove it. Here are...

The Subbotnik Jews have a delicious and authentic national kitchen based on an interesting combination of culinary traditions of Eastern European Jewish communities and traditional Russian food whose recipes were altered in accordance with the laws of kashrut. We’re happy to continue our series of...

This week Israel and the whole Jewish world are celebrating the holiday of Purim, and as every year we have a selection of pictures received from our emissaries in various Jewish communities across the globe. Though the communities are located in some of the most...

Michael Freund, Shavei Israel's Founder and Chairman, is moderating the panel at the AIPAC Policy Conference devoted to reconnecting descendants of Jews from Latino and Hispanic communities with Jewish world and their heritage. Recent DNA and academic research have indicated that one in four Latinos and...

Shavei Israel: Here's the latest installment of our historical and ethnographic report about the history of Vysoki, Russia’s biggest location of the community of the Subbotnik Jews who embraced Judaism several centuries ago and continued to keep their Jewish identity during all these years in the...

As Purim is approaching, we're beginning to receive pictures of holiday preparations from our communities all over the world. The first reviews came from the local Talmud Torah of Chile, where children participated in an exciting class devoted to the laws and customs of Purim....

Last week the Jewish community of Gdansk celebrated a very special event - the brit milah of little David Daniel. This was the first Brit Mila in living memory in the community. Among the special guests of the event there were Chief Rabbi of Poland...

Shavei Israel: We are glad to share an exciting historical and ethnographic report about the history of Vysoki, Russia's biggest location of the community of the Subbotnik Jews who embraced Judaism several centuries ago and continued to keep their Jewish identity during all these years...

Just now, as the fast of Esther is approaching, Rabbi Avi Baumol, Shavei Israel's emissary in Krakow, Poland, published a video of a brief talk he presented to an interfaith conference about the significance of fasting in Judaism. [vc_video link='https://youtu.be/HfLTWzJ4ndM'] ...

The Subbotnik Jews have a delicious and authentic national kitchen based on an interesting combination of culinary traditions of Eastern European Jewish communities and traditional Russian food whose recipes were altered in accordance with the laws of kashrut. We’re happy to continue our series of...