News Brief 12/5/2012, Kislev 21, 5773
Soldier’s Story: From India to IDF
Like many of his peers, 19-year-old Betzalel Gin is enlisting in the IDF. Jin’s story, however, is unusual: he was born in northeastern India, and came to Israel with his family after his parents connected to their family’s roots in the lost tribe of Menashe.
The family began to keep the Sabbath and eat only kosher food while living in Manipur, India. Ultimately they decided to reclaim their heritage by moving to Israel.