Shavei Israel | Beit Shemesh

Beit Shemesh Tag

Today, when Jewish communities all over the world are celebrating the miracle of Chanukah, we are glad to share with you some new pictures that we received from the Subbotnik communities of Vysoki, Russia, and Beit Shemesh, Israel....

The Subbotnik Jewish community in Israel gathered in Beit Shemesh for their traditional pre-Rosh Hashana get together of symbolic fruits and sweets. Rabbi Zelig Avrasin blew the shofar. We have pictures....

“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,...

For our final visit to the magical world of Hanukah, Shavei Israel visits two communities that began in Eastern Europe: the "Hidden Jews" of Poland and the Subbotnik Jews of Russia and Ukraine (and more recently Beit Shemesh). Have you lit your Hanukah candles yet?...