Author: Shavei Israel

Over the last 10 years Dr. Steven and Beth Weiss have been interested in the subject of the Jewish Diaspora in the Caribbean. They are not archaeologists or historians, rather are both in the medical profession. Steven is a pediatrician and Beth is a pediatric...

Hidden away in a remote village in southern Italy stands a small and unique synagogue that is virtually under female control. It all began almost a century ago, when ‘prophet’ Donato Manduzio fell in love with Judaism and gathered a community of believers. After dozens...

Our first meeting with Reuven Yaari took place in the 'Shavei Israel' office shortly after he arrived in Israel from the small town of Reni in the Odessa province of southern Ukraine and settled here with his uncle's family. Since then several years have passed. Today,...

Shavei Israel takes you on a pictorial tour of Chanukah around the world. [vc_video link='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w49dS-XmuM']...

Rabbi Salas, Shavei Israel's emissary in Portugal, delivered a lecture on kashrut in a most unusual place: at the "Mercadinho" festival ("market" in Portuguese), the Monte do Bispo annual autumn event....

While seated at bar in Seville, we asked if they had any information about Jewish life there. Surprisingly, the answer was Yes. They pointed us to the Jewish Museum of Seville, and there we began to immerse ourselves in the incredible history of the Jewish...

In a Shavei Israel exclusive, we have three videos from the Igbo Jewish community in Nigeria for Hanukah. Blessings, fervent prayer and hanukkiot light up the African night. You don't want to miss these videos, only on shavei.org....

A group of Bnei Menashe new immigrants now living in Tiberias celebrated the start of the Hanukah holiday at the OU Center in Jerusalem. Led by Shavei Israel's own Tzvi Khaute, they sang a mix of Hebrew Hanukah songs and traditional Bnei Menashe tunes. We...

It can be hard to keep up with Rabbi Avi Baumol’s schedule. Shavei Israel’s emissary to Krakow, Poland is even busier this Hanukah, leading and participating in a range of activities for the not-so-Hidden Jews of Poland. Here’s the schedule. If you’ll be in Krakow...