Michael Freund served as Deputy Communications Director in the Israeli Prime Minister's Office under Binyamin Netanyahu during his first term of office. He is the Founder and Chairman of Shavei Israel (www.shavei.org), a Jerusalem-based organization that searches for and assists the Lost Tribes of Israel and other "hidden Jews" seeking to return to the Jewish people. In addition, Freund is a correspondent and syndicated columnist for the Jerusalem Post, and authors a popular blog on Middle East affairs, Fundamentally Freund. A native New Yorker, Freund is a graduate of Princeton University and holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia. He has lived in Israel for the past 19 years and remains a loyal New York Mets fan....
I am off to India today, where my organization Shavei Israel is convening its annual Leadership Training Seminar for members of the Bnei Menashe community. The Bnei Menashe are descendants of a Lost Tribe of Israel who are seeking to return to the Jewish people and to Israel. The seminar is aimed at training local leaders by giving them the knowledge and tools they need to strengthen communal education and programming. G-d willing, I'll return to blogging in early May.
May we only hear good news.