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Fifteen Bnei Menashe couples, all of whom immigrated to Israel from Manipur, India, two months ago were remarried this week in a festive and emotional group ceremony at Shavei Israel’s absorption center in Kfar Hasidim after completing their formal conversion....

Among the future leaders of the Jewish people are the several hundred attendees of the annual BBYO International Kallah seminar that takes place in a pastoral setting in the Pocono mountains in Pennsylvania. The program goes beyond the traditional classroom setting and includes interactive sessions...

What a pleasure to celebrate with Pinchas and Linor, a wedding they waited five long years for, until after they'd both made aliyah to Israel. Our own Laura Ben-David, a guest at the wedding, took these photos of the fairy-tale event....

You know those things that stir the deeply intense, raw emotions that Zionism inspires within us? Singing HaTikvah. Watching the movie ‘Exodus.’ Finding an unexpected El Al plane anywhere in the world. Hearing the Yom Hazikaron siren. Seeing IDF soldiers doing, well, just about anything; especially at a...

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...

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

The countdown to November’s #OperationMenashe aliyah flights from India is ticking fast – just one week and 162 Bnei Menashe will be winging their way from Manipur to their new homes in Israel. One particular woman can barely contain her excitement. Chen Kongsai made aliyah...

The Zion Torah Center welcomed Zvi and Rachel Simon this year for the holiday of Sukkot. Zvi is a radiation oncologist at Tel Aviv's Tel Hashomer Hospital. His wife Rachel is a psychiatrist. They were hosted in Erode, where they met with the community, ate...