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Chanukah, the festival of lights, is here, uniting the Jewish people all over the world by its magic atmosphere of joy, hope and anticipation, as it has for millennia. Let's take a look at different traditions and celebration highlights from some of our various communities...

This week 225 Bnei Menashe came on aliyah to Israel! Including 80 year-old Abel Hangshing who reunited with his brother for the first time in ten years and met great-grandchildren for the first time...

It's that time of year again: when the Jewish world puts on a happy face - literally. When the masks come off, it's nothing but smiles as Jewish communities everywhere celebrate the holiday of Purim. And we've got the photos to prove it. Here are...

We shared with you a preview of some of the dramatic photos taken in December by Joel Shoot on his visit to the Bnei Menashe in India. His Manipur shots over Hanukah brought to light faces of the Bnei Menashe as we've never seen before....

Following their aliyah to Israel and formal conversion to Judaism, Bnei Menashe couples who were already married in India get a chance to step under the chuppah again, thanks to Shavei Israel which has been arranging for a "second" wedding ceremony in Israel according to...

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...

Nine Bnei Menashe couples, all of whom immigrated to Israel from Manipur, India, last month, married this week in a group ceremony at Shavei Israel’s absorption center in Kfar Hasidim under Jewish law in the wake of their formal conversion....

In the coming weeks, we will be sharing some of the most remarkable photos we've seen of the Bnei Menashe community in Manipur. Joel Shoot is a professional photographer who is currently visiting India. The faces of the Bnei Menashe are just breathtaking. Here are...

Hanukah is here and we're happy to light up your day with energetic video from the Shavei Israel Bnei Menashe center in Churachandpur, India. Bnei Menashe youth sing traditional Hanukah songs - in Hebrew and English - from the heart of Manipur....