Skip to comments.Israeli Government Allows 7,000 Bnei Menashe to Make Aliyah
Posted on 06/24/2011 2:11:32 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
More than 7,000 members of the Bnei Menashe will soon arrive in Israel, CBN reported on Thursday.
The Bnei Menashe claim descent from one of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel, which were exiled by the Assyrian Empire more than 27 centuries ago. They reside primarily in the two Indian states of Mizoram and Manipur, along the border with Burma and Bangladesh.
Throughout their exile, and even after their one copy of the written Torah was lost, the Bnei Menashe have continued to observe Jewish traditions, including the Sabbath, keeping kosher, celebrating the festivals, following family purity laws, and remembering the Exodus from Egypt.
Shavei Israel, a Jerusalem-based group which assists lost Jews seeking to return to the Jewish people, has helped bring many of the Bnei Menashe to Israel, and is helping facilitate this wave of aliyah as well.
Thanks to Shavei Israels efforts, Israels Chief Rabbinate officially recognized the Bnei Menashe in 2005 as being descendants of Israel. The organization has also helped publish a translation of the Book of Shemot (Exodus) into Mizo, one of the main languages spoken by the Bnei Menashe, in order to enable them to reconnect with their heritage and with the basic texts of the Jewish people.
Shavei Israels chairman, Michael Freund, on Monday briefed the members of the Knesset committee on immigration and absorption on the successful integration of some 1,700 Bnei Menashe, who immigrated to Israel earlier, into Israeli society.
He told them that an astounding 96 percent of the Bnei Menashe are employed, the majority of their sons chose combat units during their compulsory IDF service, many are enrolled in colleges and universities, and some have been ordained as rabbis.
Freund then told the committee members that It is time for Israel to let the remaining Bnei Menashe come....."
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Seven thousand pretty much wraps it up: they’re all coming home!
“Thus saith the Lord GOD; When I shall have gathered the house of Israel from the people among whom they are scattered, and shall be sanctified in them in the sight of the heathen, then shall they dwell in their land that I have given to my servant Jacob.”
Freund then told the committee members that It is time for Israel to let the remaining Bnei Menashe come home.
He told CBN that what had happened next was a miracle: The committee agreed to draft a resolution that would be presented to the cabinet for approval by the end of July.
The resolution, Freund told CBN, means we are just one month away from an historic turning point, one that will restore 7,732 precious souls to the Jewish people.
He predicted, Soon enough I am sure the Bnei Menashe will cross the sea, reuniting with the Land and the people of Israel after a remarkable journey.
FWIW, the Pathans/Pashtuns of Afghanistan and Pakistan claim Jewish ancestry.
If all 50M of them emigrated to Israel it would really liven things up there.
Not quiet yet. Ephraim is the fullness of the Gentiles.
6 For there shall be a day, that the watchmen upon the mount Ephraim shall cry, Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion unto the LORD our God.
7 For thus saith the LORD; Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations: publish ye, praise ye, and say, O LORD, save thy people, the remnant of Israel.
8 Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travaileth with child together: a great company shall return thither.
9 They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.
10 Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.
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When I said that seven thousand wraps it up, I was referring to the fact that there are only about that number left outside of Israel. (I think) this action brings every remaining B’nai Menashe to Israel.
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