Shavei Israel | Laura Ben-David

Author: Laura Ben-David

Every #OperationMenashe flight is an exciting moment - for both the new immigrants and those waiting to greet them. This year, Israeli Interior Minister Aryeh Deri came to Ben-Gurion Airport to give his personal blessing for their aliyah, and got more than he bargained for...

The countdown to November’s #OperationMenashe aliyah flights from India is ticking fast – just one week and 162 Bnei Menashe will be winging their way from Manipur to their new homes in Israel. One particular woman can barely contain her excitement. Chen Kongsai made aliyah...

For every $1000 we raise, another Bnei Menashe will be able to make the long journey to Israel. Please consider making a donation that will help change the life of a Bnei Menashe Jew...

Shavei Israel is pleased to present a special guide for the High Holidays in Spanish, especially prepared for the Bnei Anousim*, descendants of Jews who were forcibly converted during the time of the Spanish Inquisition. The guide includes two special articles on each holiday (Rosh Hashanah,...

With a healthy does of excitement and anticipation, the 2016-17 school year in Israel has begun. For the Bnei Menashe immigrant children there are many unique challenges and therefore numerous creative solutions. In each Israeli community where Bnei Menashe live, Shavei Israel has worked together with the municipalities and...

When Shavei Israel announced the publication last week of its new book in Spanish, Do You Have Jewish Roots?, we expected a few hundred people to request a free download of the eBook version. But within 48 hours, so many people had clicked to receive...

There was a lot of dough at a recent Rosh Chodesh (first of the month) event in Maalot. The type that turns into bread; challah, to be specific. This special "hafrashat challah" or separating challah event was with Rabanit Tali Kook. It took place in the...

Shavei Israel is proud of the 270 Bnei Menashe who have settled in Maalot in the north of Israel.  Watch this exciting and very moving celebration of Bnei Menashe accomplishments at Yeshivat Maalot in honor of the completion of a professional course of study by a number...