Bnei Menashe: Personal Stories

Later this year, Shavei Israel will be bringing a large group of 250 Bnei Menashe immigrants from northeast India to Israel on Aliyah. Among them is Esther Haokip, a Manipur native, who is very excited to fulfill her dream and return to the land of...

Later this year, Shavei Israel will be bringing a large group of 250 Bnei Menashe immigrants from India to Israel on Aliyah. Among them is Jeremiah Hnamte, a Mizoram native, who is very excited to fulfill his dream and return to the land of his...

Later this year, Shavei Israel will be bringing a large group of 250 Bnei Menashe immigrants from northeast India to Israel on Aliyah. Among them is Akiva Haokip, a Manipur native, who is very excited to fulfill his dream and return to the land of...

Elon first served as chazan in his local community in northeast India, later becoming a mohel, circumcising over 1000 Bnei Menashe kids to date....

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? ...

Lyon Fanai is one of the Bnei Menashe immigrants who, with Shavei Israel's help, made aliyah to Israel. He wrote a personal Passover "dayenu" to express his gratitude to Shavei Israel for making his life long journey possible. "That would have been enough...

Even Ezer Holaring, a member of the Bnei Menashe community who was seriously injured in a November 2017 terrorist attack, has come home. The 35-year-old Bnei Menashe father of six was released this past weekend from the Hadassah Medical Center for a home visit....

Shavei Israel Chairman Michael Freund is many things: The founder of an organization that provides critical assistance to lost tribes and “hidden” Jewish communities, a former deputy director of communication in the Israeli prime minister’s office, and a regular columnist for The Jerusalem Post. Now...

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...

Get your handkerchiefs out, because you’re going to need something to contain the emotion as you watch these videos. Families who haven’t seen each other in years break down in tears while whoops and cheers can be heard in the background by the elated new...