Bnei Menashe

As the Jewish High Holidays approach, a special tradition of reciting Selichot (communal prayers for Divine forgiveness) is followed. The Selichot are said every day until the end of the High Holidays, which begin with Rosh Hashana and conclude with Yom Kippur, the Day of...

Earlier this week, the Jeff Seidel Student Center in Tel Aviv was packed with college-age students from the United States, Europe and South America. These students, doing either a semester or a year abroad at Tel Aviv University, came to hear our own Laura Ben-David...

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...

Shavei Israel communities from different parts of the world shared photos with us of them at services and in mourning for the destruction of the Temples and remembering other tragedies in Jewish history that happened on Tisha B’Av, the annual fast day. As customary on...

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...

Later this year, Shavei Israel will be bringing a large group of 250 Bnei Menashe immigrants from northeast India to Israel on Aliyah. Meanwhile, thousands of them are still in India, waiting for the opportunity to join their relatives and friends in the Jewish state. This week,...

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? ...

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...