Author: Jeremy

“With hope and prayer we celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut this year in Manipur, but next year in Zion!” writes Shavei Israel’s coordinator for the Bnei Menashe in India Meital Singson. That was the theme of this year’s Israel Independence Day celebrations in Manipur, which drew more...

When a recent group of Bnei Menashe immigrants visited Jerusalem for the first time, we sent our photographer to capture the excitement. Here is a selection of photos that evoke the atmosphere of that special day....

The aliyah from India continues and we have some fantastic pictures. We follow the latest group of Bnei Menashe on their journey home, starting with a collection of photos taken in India before their departure, another set upon arrival at Ben-Gurion Airport in Israel, and...

160 Bnei Menashe visited the Kotel (the Western Wall) last month. All were part of the most recent waves of aliyah from Mizoram who arrived in the early part of 2014. This was the first visit of the group since they completed a full return...

Are Spanish King Ferdinand and his wife Queen Isabella burning with rage? Over five centuries after they cruelly expelled the country’s Jews in 1492, Spain now finds itself clamoring for their return. The Spanish government has approved a draft bill offering citizenship to descendants of...

Shavei Israel has launched a new series of translations into Chinese to better familiarize the small Jewish community living in Kaifeng, China, with various aspects of Jewish observance. The translations cover various prayers, blessings and ceremonies. The first two are now ready: the familiar Shema...