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  • Jewish Stories for a Lost Tribe of Israel

    12/18/2004 4:58:04 PM PST · by yonif · 9 replies · 800+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 15:23 Dec 17, '04 / 5 Tevet 5765
    For the first time, members of a Lost Tribe of Israel in northeastern India will be able to read about great Jewish figures from the Talmud in their native tongue. The Shavei Israel organization, a Jerusalem-based group which assists “lost Jews” seeking to return to the Jewish people, has just published a collection of stories about Jewish sages in the Mizo language, which is spoken by the Bnei Menashe in the Indian state of Mizoram. The Bnei Menashe claim descent from the lost tribe of Manasseh, who were exiled from the Land of Israel by the Assyrians over 2,700 years...
  • Study finds genetic links among Jewish people

    06/03/2010 12:09:49 PM PDT · by decimon · 46 replies · 867+ views
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine ^ | June 3, 2010 | Unknown
    Results could shed light on origins of various diseasesJune 3, 2010 — (BRONX, NY) — Using sophisticated genetic analysis, scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and New York University School of Medicine have published a study indicating that Jews are a widely dispersed people with a common ancestry. Jews from different regions of the world were found to share many genetic traits that are distinct from other groups and that date back to ancient times. The study also provides the first detailed genetic maps of the major Jewish subpopulations, a resource that can be used to...
  • 'Lost tribe' of Israel Faces Summer Evac

    07/05/2005 6:12:42 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 17 replies · 912+ views
    WND ^ | July 5, 2005 | Aaron Klein
    FROM WND'S JERUSALEM BUREAU 'Lost tribe' of Israel faces summer evac Group believing it descended from Joseph among those targeted for ouster in August Posted: July 5, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Aaron Klein © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza -- They claim to have been forcibly exiled from Israel 2,700 years ago. Following intense lobbying, hundreds recently arrived in the Jewish state from India to settle in what they believe to be their homeland. Now residing in the Jewish communities of Gaza, the group is once again facing exile, this time at the hands of the Israeli government. Meet...
  • 'Lost tribe of Israel' arrives in Jewish state

    08/30/2007 9:53:38 AM PDT · by NYer · 127 replies · 2,418+ views
    WorldNet Daily ^ | August 30, 2007 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – One-hundred-seventy-four people from a group of thousands in India that believes it is one of the 10 "lost tribes" of Israel landed here this week, fulfilling for many a life-long dream of returning to what they consider their homeland. Shavei Israel, a Jerusalem-based organization led by American Michael Freund, hopes to bring to the Jewish state the remaining 7,000 Indian citizens who believe they are the Bnei Menashe, the descendants of Manasseh, one of biblical patriarch Joseph's two sons and a grandson of Jacob. The tribe lives in the two Indian states of Mizoram and Manipur, to...
  • After 2,700 years: Bnei Menashe inaugurate 1st synagogue in Israel

    11/22/2022 2:28:32 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/11/22
    Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue, the first-ever house of prayer in Israel for Bnei Menashe immigrants from India, was inaugurated last Shabbat (Nov. 19) in the northern Israeli city of Nof Hagalil. About 150 worshippers, most of them members of the community, attended. ..... “The opening of the first synagogue in Israel for the Bnei Menashe is an historic and exciting event. Just like any other Jewish community, the Bnei Menashe have their own unique customs, traditions and hymns, which are worthy of preservation. We are delighted that the Bnei Menashe immigrants will now have a synagogue of their own in which...
  • Report: Israel to adopt 'Lost Tribe'

    04/03/2005 11:49:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoHebrew · 73 replies · 2,409+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | April 2, 2005 | JPOST STAFF AND AP
    A special team of rabbis from Israel will soon be sent to the Indian-Myanmar (Burma) border in order to convert thousands of members of a local tribe who have been recognized as Jews by Israel's chief Sephardi Rabbi Shlomo Amar, The Times of London has reported. According to the report, the tribesmen have been defined as members of the lost tribe of Menashe. Once converted, they would be able to immigrate to Israel based on the Law of Return. The mission is reportedly funded by a group of Christian Evangelicals. About 800 members of the 'Bnei Menashe' have been brought...
  • End of 2,700-year exodus for India's lost tribe of Jews

    04/24/2005 4:40:48 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 10 replies · 1,091+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sun Apr 24, 2005 04:51 AM ET | Simon Denyer
    AIZAWL, India (Reuters) - In unison they dip their middle fingers into their plastic cups of grape juice, calling out in Hebrew the names of the 10 plagues they believe their God sent to curse the ancient Egyptians. Plastic Israeli flags and photographs of Jerusalem adorn the chipboard walls. Saturday's feast could have been a celebration of Passover anywhere in the Jewish world, but this is no ordinary celebration and these are no ordinary Jews. In India's remote hill states of Mizoram and Manipur, thousands of people who believe they belong to one of the Biblical 10 "lost tribes" of...
  • After millennia in India, lost tribe returns to Israel

    09/30/2006 2:42:52 PM PDT · by Traianus · 41 replies · 1,685+ views
    Asia News ^ | 09-30-2006 | Asia News
    30 September, 2006 ISRAEL - INDIA After millennia in India, lost tribe returns to Israel The presumed descendents of the Bnei Menashe, one of the 10 lost biblical tribes mentioned in the Bible, are about to leave India after 2,700 years. They will reside in Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Tel Aviv (AsiaNews/Agencies) – A group of 218 people from a mountainous area of north-eastern India are about to be welcomed in Israel. These are the presumed descendents of the Bnei Menashe tribe, one of the 10 lost biblical tribes lost after the exodus from the Promised Land,...
  • Israeli Government Allows 7,000 Bnei Menashe to Make Aliyah

    06/24/2011 2:11:32 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/6/11 | Elad Benari
    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...
  • India's 'lost Jews' wait in hope

    08/19/2004 7:11:00 PM PDT · by missyme · 597 replies · 3,952+ views
    BBC News ^ | August 18th, 2003 | Geeta Pandey
    A team of senior Israeli rabbis is due to rule soon on whether thousands of Indians who say they are members of one of the lost tribes of Israel can settle there. Only 5,000 of the Benei Menashes have converted to Judaism Shlomo Amar recently led a delegation of rabbis to the north-eastern Indian states of Manipur and Mizoram where members of the Benei Menashe tribe live and practise Judaism. At the Beith-el Synagogue in the Manipur capital, Imphal, nine men wearing knitted skull caps read silently from the Old Testament. Four others stand on a wooden platform in the...
  • India's Lost Tribe Recognized As Jews After 2,700 Years

    09/16/2005 5:56:52 PM PDT · by blam · 33 replies · 2,157+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-17-2005 | Peter Foster
    India's lost tribe recognised as Jews after 2,700 years By Peter Foster in Aizawl (Filed: 17/09/2005) With a cry of "Mazeltov" and a Rabbi's congratulatory handshake, hundreds of tribal people from India's north-east were formally converted to Judaism this week after being recognised as descendants of the 10 Lost Tribes exiled from Israel 2,700 years ago. A rabbinical court, dispatched with the blessing of Israel's Chief Rabbi, travelled 3,500 miles to Mizoram on India's border with Burma to perform the conversions using a Mikvah - ritual bath - built specially for the purpose. There were emotional scenes as the Oriental-looking...
  • Rabbinate Recognizes Bnei Menashe as “Descendants of Israel"

    03/31/2005 9:05:10 AM PST · by SJackson · 32 replies · 1,102+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3-31-05
    Rabbinate Recognizes Bnei Menashe as “Descendants of Israel" 16:47 Mar 31, '05 / 20 Adar 5765 In a historic decision, Sephardic Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar has decided to formally recognize the Bnei Menashe community of northeastern India as “descendants of Israel.” The Chief Rabbinate has also agreed to send a beit din (rabbinical court) on its behalf to the region to formally convert them to Judaism. The Bnei Menashe claim descent from the tribe of Menashe, one of the ten tribes exiled from the Land of Israel by the Assyrian empire over 2,700 years ago. They reside primarily in...
  • More Than 7,200 Indian Jews to Immigrate to Israel

    09/27/2011 3:42:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    Times of India ^ | Sep 27, 2011
    The Israeli government is expected to approve the long awaited 'aliyah' (immigration) of more than 7,200 Indian Jews from the north-eastern states of Manipur and Mizoram in the coming weeks, a media report said. The decision to allow the last members of the "lost" Bnei Menashe tribe to immigrate to Israel is being greeted with excitement by local Evangelical Christian groups, who view it as fulfillment of Biblical prophecy and who have pledged financial support for the move, 'The Jerusalem Post' daily reported. The ministerial committee on immigration and absorption, headed by foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman, decided, about three months...
  • Bene Israel hail DNA result {Indian Jewish history dating back 2000 years}

    10/04/2012 11:14:35 PM PDT · by Cronos · 25 replies
    Times of India ^ | July 22, 2002 | Manjiri Damie
    They have adopted mehendi and haldi ceremonies from Indian weddings, they speak fluent Marathi and many of them have enrolled their children in Marathi medium schools. As fond as they are of their adoptive home, the 250-odd members of the Bene Israel community in the city were pleasantly surprised to open the Sunday Times of India on July 21. An STOI exclusive report highlighted the results of four-year-long DNA tests in London which confirms their genetical link to the "original children of Israel" (literal translation of Bene Israel), who are said to have migrated to this country 2,000 years ago....
  • Genetic Testing Proves Bene Israel Community in India Has Jewish Roots

    05/11/2016 2:05:21 PM PDT · by Theoria · 8 replies
    American Friends of Tel Aviv University ^ | 10 May 2016 | American Friends of Tel Aviv University
    TAU–Cornell collaboration provides insight into unique community whose history is largely unknown A new study from Tel Aviv University, Cornell University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine reveals genetic proof of the Jewish roots of the Bene Israel community in the western part of India. They have always considered themselves Jewish. "Almost nothing is known about the Bene Israel community before the 18th century, when Cochin Jews and later Christian missionaries first came into contact with it," says first author Yedael Waldman of both TAU's Department of Molecular Microbiology and Cornell's Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology. "Beyond...
  • India's children of Israel find their roots

    07/20/2002 11:47:58 PM PDT · by swarthyguy · 55 replies · 3,568+ views
    Timesof India ^ | 7.21.02 | RASHMEE Z AHMED
    LONDON: More than 2,000 years after they first claimed to have set foot in India, the mystery of the world's most obscure Jewish community - the Marathi-speaking Bene Israel - may finally have been solved with genetic carbon-dating revealing they carry the unusual Moses gene that would make them, literally, the original children of Israel. Four years of DNA tests on the 4,000-strong Bene Israel, now mainly based in Mumbai, Pune, Thane and Ahmedabad, indicates they are probable descendants of a small group of hereditary Israelite priests or Cohanim, according to new results exclusively made available to the Sunday Times...