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After almost three years of research, Dr. Idan Pérez has edited and published the Sidur Catalunya. The prayer book is based on six manuscripts from the 14th-16th centuries and constitutes the recovery of the ancient Nussach Catalunya , the text/pronunciation of the prayers used by...

As new immigrants to the country, the 257 Bnei Menashe who are at our absorption center at Nordiya (near Netanya) are actively involved in many things such as learning Hebrew, doing their formal conversion to Judaism, and preparing for their new lives in Israel.  As they...

More than fifty of the 250 recent Bnei Menashe immigrants completed their formal conversion this week by Israel’s Chief Rabbinate, rejoining the Jewish people in Zion after 2700 years of Exile. Take a little virtual visit of the Bnei Menashe at the absorption center near...

Parshat Vayigash- written by Rabbi Reuven Tradburks The Parsha begins in the middle of the story.  Yosef has just told Yehuda and all the brothers that Binyamin, the thief, will become a slave to Yosef.  All the others are free to leave.  Our Parsha begins with...

Like we do every year, we've collected Chanukah photos from our wonderful communities in countries around the world. The people are so happy to share. Please explore the lit candles in menorahs of every size and shape, the happy faces, tasty delicacies and decorations… [FAG id=117854] ...

By Michael Freund After a long and tiring flight throughout the night, the band of new immigrants emerged from the El Al plane and made their way slowly down the stairs, their senses heightened by the early-morning chill as well as the knowledge that their cherished...

An interview with Shavei Israel's deputy director, translated from the original Spanish, as it appeared in Semenario Hebreo Jai, the Jewish newspaper in Latin America. Interview by Janet Rudman Tell us about yourself in a few words. I am very honored that Semanario Hebreo wants to conduct...

Parshat Vayetze- written by Rabbi Reuven Tradburks Our Parsha begins with Yaakov fleeing the land of Israel from Esav’s murderous intent and concludes with his return to the land of Israel.  He dreams as he leaves of a ladder reaching to Heaven, G-d promises He will...

As part of the expanded Shavei Israel online programming to provide services for our communities throughout the world, we have been holding a wonderful Zoom series in Spanish. In the following excerpt, hear from Federico Pipman, who made aliyah from Argentina 11 years ago, as...