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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...

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...

Avi Hangshing made aliyah from India in 2000 with other members of the Bnei Menashe, fulfilling a lifelong dream. But he never imagined he'd find himself taking a selfie with a member of the Israeli Knesset. But that's what happened this Jerusalem Day. ...

All across Spain and Portugal there are empty indentations on the upper right hand side of door frames upon entering a home. This is where a mezuza was once placed, and it’s a sign that the home once belonged to a Jewish family. A Shavei...

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...

“I lived in Florida and I ate a lot of Mexican food with jalapeno peppers. I thought I knew hot, but I never tasted anything as spicy as the ‘king pepper,’” Yitzhak Eicoff recalls. But since Yitzhak married Bnei Menashe Hadassa Tungdim from Manipur India,...