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523 years after expulsion Sicilian Jewry reawakens

1,000 citizens of Palermo commemorated the expulsion and forced conversion of Sicilian Jews over five centuries ago.Hillel Fendel, 1/24/2016, 2:05 PM

Interview with Laura Ben-David of Shavei Israel

From today's ILTV edition. Shavei Israel works to bring lost and forgotten tribes of Israel back to their roots.ILTV, 1/7/2016, 2:12 AM

Bnei Menashe suffers damage in India quake

An earthquake in northeastern India caused 'extensive damage' to Ten Lost Tribes community in Manipur.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/5/2016, 6:33 PM

Bnei Menashe celebrate first Hanukkah in Israel

Members of 'lost tribe' who made aliyah just this past summer celebrate their first ever Hanukkah in the holy land.Ari Soffer, 12/8/2015, 9:47 PM

Watch: Jews of Kaifeng celebrate Hanukkah

After many centuries, a small but powerful Jewish reawakening is occurring in China.Ari Soffer, 12/7/2015, 1:49 PM

Jewish community in Kaifeng celebrates Hanukkah

Chinese Jews in Kaifeng, China, gather to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah and light the traditional menorah candles.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/7/2015, 4:16 AM

Lodz Opens First Jewish Kindergarten

Seven decades after Nazi extermination of Lodz ghetto, Polish city to open first Jewish kindergarten as Poland witnesses Jewish revival.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/18/2015, 8:12 AM

Minister Personally Greets New Bnei Menashe Olim

Some 100 Bnei Menashe immigrants landed in Ben Gurion Thursday, where they were welcomed by Interior Minister Silvan Shalom.Moshe Cohen , 6/25/2015, 1:36 PM

Group of 78 'Lost Jews' from India Makes Aliyah

Bnei Menashe will be settled in the Golan Heights – where their ancestors, the Menashe tribe, lived.Orly Harari, 6/18/2015, 10:47 PM

Moving Scenes as Bnei Menashe Visit Joseph's Tomb

100 recent olim from the Bnei Menashe tribe erupt into song as they visit their forefather Joseph's Tomb after 2,700 years apart.Ari Soffer, 6/2/2015, 9:46 PM

Shavei Israel Has Brought Back Thousands of Jews

The organization has literally facilitated the return of thousands of people to Judaism around the world and is still seeing more demand.Gedalyah Reback, 3/11/2015, 7:36 AM

Italy's Lost Jews are Returning

How one rabbi is leading efforts across Italy to build new communities for long lost Jews.Gedalyah Reback, 3/10/2015, 10:29 PM

'Israel Must Not Lose Forced Converts to Portugal'

Portugal on Thursday approves giving Jewish Inquisition victims' descendants citizenship; 'Israel must reconnect them with Jewish people.'Ari Yashar, 1/29/2015, 10:32 PM

Meet the Subbotniks - from Russia to Israel

Group of Russian Jews who kept their love for Shabbat, Judaism slowly making its way to Israel.Yoni Kempinski, Tova Dvorin, 12/26/2014, 9:16 AM

Video: Welcoming the Bnei Menashe Immigrants

A group of more than 200 Bnei Menashe immigrated to Israel recently. Watch the re-cap of the arrival and the emotional arrival ceremony.Arutz Sheva, 12/18/2014, 8:28 AM

Bnei Menashe Olim Visit Israeli Holy Sites

Dozens of olim from the Bnei Menashe tribe in northern India tour Israel's holy places for the first time in their lives.Yoni Kempinski, 9/18/2014, 2:49 PM

'A Ray of Light' as Bnei Menashe Return from India

43 Jews from India arrive, bringing year total to a record 410. MK Lipman: 'the arrival should remind us of the special times we live in.'Ari Yashar, 6/19/2014, 7:17 PM

Watch the 'Lions of Zion' Crowned in Jerusalem

See live feed of Moskowitz Prize for Zionism ceremony, recognizing key nationalists in Israel.Yoni Kempinski, 5/29/2014, 7:10 PM

First Batch of 250 Bnei Menashe Arrive in Israel

First group of Bnei Menashe land in Israel from northeastern India; more than 200 to follow.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/22/2014, 6:52 PM

Historic Seder Held in Kaifeng

Remnants of ancient community returning to their Jewish roots with first Seder in memory, sponsored by Shavei Israel organization.Arutz Sheva staff, 4/17/2014, 4:52 PM

Kaifeng Community to Hold First Pesach Seder

Ancient Kaifeng community to hold community seder for the first time in 'historic' return to Jewish roots.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/7/2014, 7:52 PM

Watch A Chinese Jew's Heartfelt Passover Song

Ram, the cantor of China's renewed ancient Jewish community of Kaifeng, sings of redemption.Ari Yashar, 4/3/2014, 9:59 PM

Another 40 'Lost Tribe' Members Arrive in Israel

Bnei Menashe aliyah continues as organizers hail 'ingathering of the Exiles'; grandfather meets 13 grandchildren for the first time.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/16/2014, 9:30 PM

38 Members of 'Lost Tribe' Make Aliyah From India

'Historic' flight of Bnei Menashe landed in Ben Gurion yesterday amid tears and celebrations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/27/2013, 2:17 PM

Government Approves New Aliyah for Bnei Menashe

The Shavei Israel organization, which assists “lost Jews,” will be allowed to bring 899 Bnei Menashe Jews from India to Israel.Maayana Miskin, 10/17/2013, 10:13 AM

'Hidden' Polish Jews Embrace Heritage in Israel

Shavei Israel has brought a group of "hidden" Polish Jews to Israel, to help them get closer to the Jewish people.David Lev, 8/15/2013, 12:59 PM

Portugal Sets Sights on Renewing Jewish Life

The first Jewish cultural and religious center in Portugal was inaugurated last week following expulsion of Jews 500 years ago.Rina Tzvi , 7/31/2013, 9:48 PM

Poland's 'Hidden Jews' Gather for Special Shabbat

Dozens of "hidden Jews," Poles who have long-forgotten Jewish roots, gathered for a special Shabbat - at the gates of AuschwitzDavid Lev, 4/8/2013, 6:59 PM

Reaching Out to the 'Hidden Jews' of South Italy

Shavei Israel has appointed a new emissary who will help the 'hidden Jews' of southern Italy to reconnect with their rootsArutz 7 Staff, 3/28/2013, 2:07 PM

Chief Rabbi Greets Bnei Menashe New Immigrants

Israel’s Sephardic Chief Rabbi congratulated the 274 Bnei Menashe immigrants from India who arrived in the Jewish state in recent months., 3/13/2013, 3:00 PM

2,000th Member of Lost Tribe Returns Home

The 2,000th member of the ancient Bnei Menashe community lands in Israel as a new citizen.Maayana Miskin, 1/17/2013, 8:42 PM

Justice at Last for "Portugese Dreyfus"

It took 75 years,but finally at the end of July 2012 an act of grave injustice and anti-Semitism has been corrected.Kevin Zdiara, 8/22/2012, 3:14 AM

‘Hidden Jews’ Complete 7-Year Talmud Study

Forty “hidden Jews” were among tens of thousands of Jews around the world who celebrated the completion of the “Daf Yomi” last week. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/5/2012, 12:16 PM

New Siddur a 'Ner Tamid' for Brazil's Jews

A new daily siddur (prayer book) has just been published for Brazil's Jews by the Shavei Israel organization.Hana Levi Julian, 5/16/2012, 11:35 AM

First Official Israeli Chinese Jewish Tour Guide

Israel has its first official Chinese tour guide, leading groups from China to Jerusalem and other sites of interest.Chana Ya'ar, 2/29/2012, 5:27 PM

Shavei Israel Celebrates Hanukkah

Jews from Spain, Portugal, Russia, Poland, China and India all celebrate Hanukkah together. Many faces, one song!Elad Benari, 12/23/2011, 7:12 AM

Historic Seminar for Marranos in Southern Italy

Dozens of Italians of Jewish descent -- Marranos -- have gathered in the southern region of the country to explore their roots this week.Chana Ya'ar, 9/7/2011, 2:25 PM

‘Tenth Jew’ Dies in Kochi Region

The death of an 83-year-old Jew Saturday leaves only nine Jews in the Jewish Community at Mattanchery, located in the Kochi, India region.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/31/2011, 12:12 PM

Gov't to Bring Bnei Menashe Home

The government has decided to bring all the remaining 7,232 Bnei Menashe in India home to Israel. Chana Ya'ar, 7/11/2011, 7:43 PM

Bnei Menashe to Make Aliyah

Thanks to the efforts of Shavei Israel, government drafts plan to allow for more than 7,000 of the Bnei Menashe to arrive in Israel.Elad Benari, 6/24/2011, 6:15 AM

Apology for 1691 Murder of Jews

An official from Majorca, Spain, has issued the first condemnation of the murder of 37 Jews in 1691.Maayana Miskin, 5/6/2011, 10:49 AM

Emissary to Portugal Crypto-Jews

Shavei Israel organizaton takes Belmonte, Portugal's crypto-Jews under its wings.Arutz Sheva, 8/14/2010, 10:52 PM

Holiday: Polish Jews Emerge

A “Guide to the Shavuot Holiday” in Polish is being disseminated among formerly hidden Polish Jews.Hillel Fendel, 5/18/2010, 9:58 AM

Bnei Menashe mark Yom Haatzmaut

Hundreds of Bnei Menashe in northeastern India gathered together earlier this week for communal celebrations of Yom Haatzmaut (Independence Day).INN Staff, 4/23/2010, 2:25 PM