Bnei Menashe

By Mishael Dickman - Is Judaism a tradition linked directly to the Bible, taking us back to Mount Sinai, i.e., the original word of God? Or is it a general code of law that slowly evolved over the years into what it is today? ...

A Bnei Menashe couple from Tiberias recently celebrated the brit milah of their first baby boy. Pinhas and Linor Vaiphei were married last year in Israel after Linor made aliyah from Manipur, India, with the support of Shavei Israel. They had waited five long years...

Shavei Israel communities, along with the rest of the Jewish world, recently celebrated Lag B'Omer - a meaningful and beautiful holiday related to the personality of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, one of the most eminent disciples of Rabbi Akiva and the author of the mystical...

Last week, Shavei Israel communities celebrated the 71st Israel Independence Day and shared with us pictures of their events and activities. Bnei Menashe Lodz, Poland Cali, Colombia Ambato, Ecuador Cagliari, Italy ...

Our resident photographer, Laura Ben-David, has taken thousands of photographs of the Bnei Menashe, from India, to Israel, and has presented them to audiences around the world. Her latest exhibit, which tells the story of the Bnei Menashe, was on display at the launch of...

It's that time of year again: when the Jewish world puts on a happy face - literally. When the masks come off, it's nothing but smiles as Jewish communities everywhere celebrate the holiday of Purim. And we've got the photos to prove it. Here are...

Ten 12-year-old girls, all of whom are recent Bnei Menashe immigrants brought on Aliya from India by Shavei Israel, celebrated their Bat Mitzvah recently at a festive gathering of family and friends hosted by Girls Town Jerusalem where they are enrolled as students. "We were delighted...

'This generation has experienced an extraordinary miracle, foreseen by the prophet Ezekiel in his vision', states the musical anthem of the Bnei Menashe, an important part of their ethnic and cultural heritage expressing their love and devotion to the Land of Israel. Indeed, public interest...

Shavei Israel communities enjoyed the atmosphere of Chanukah and fascinating activities organized in their countries. For many of them, this year's experience was unique and unforgettable, such as Bnei Anousim of Cagliari, Italy, who celebrated this holiday with our new emissary in the region, Eitan...