An unusual Bnei Menashe wedding

An unusual Bnei Menashe wedding

Mazal tov! Now that people are slowly starting to go back to quasi-normal, weddings and other festivities are taking place frequently.

This wedding, with a small number of guests, celebrates the marriage of Yehuda Hanmte of Nof Hagalil, who made Aliyah to Israel in 2014 from Mizoram in northeast India, and Oriah of Tiberias, who made Aliyah to Israel in 2017 from Manipur.

While Bnei Menashe marry native Israelis, Americans, or anyone they like, it is common for them to marry not only other Bnei Menashe but those from their state of origin (same language, culture etc.) Yehuda and Oriah had other ideas! May their union be blessed and may they build a ‘bayit ne’eman b’yisrael.’

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Laura Ben-David
Laura Ben-David
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