523 years after expulsion, Sicilian Jewry reawakens1,000 citizens of Palermo commemorated the expulsion and forced conversion of Sicilian Jews over five centuries ago.
Watch: ILTV interview with Laura Ben-David of Shavei IsraelFrom today's ILTV edition. Shavei Israel works to bring lost and forgotten tribes of Israel back to their roots.
Bnei Menashe community suffers damage in India quakeAn earthquake in northeastern India caused 'extensive damage' to Ten Lost Tribes community in Manipur.
Video: Bnei Menashe celebrate first Hanukkah in IsraelMembers of 'lost tribe' who made aliyah just this past summer celebrate their first ever Hanukkah in the holy land.
Watch: Jews of Kaifeng celebrate HanukkahAfter many centuries, a small but powerful Jewish reawakening is occurring in China.
Jewish community in Kaifeng celebrates first night of HanukkahChinese Jews in Kaifeng, China, gather to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah and light the traditional menorah candles.
70 Years after Holocaust, Lodz Opens First Jewish KindergartenSeven decades after Nazi extermination of Lodz ghetto, Polish city to open first Jewish kindergarten as Poland witnesses Jewish revival.
Interior Minister Personally Greets New Bnei Menashe OlimSome 100 Bnei Menashe immigrants landed in Ben Gurion Thursday, where they were welcomed by Interior Minister Silvan Shalom.
Group of 78 'Lost Jews' from India Makes AliyahBnei Menashe will be settled in the Golan Heights – where their ancestors, the Menashe tribe, lived.
Watch: Lost Tribe's 2,700 Year 'Family Reunion' at Joseph's Tomb100 recent olim from the Bnei Menashe tribe erupt into song as they visit their forefather Joseph's Tomb after 2,700 years apart.
Under the Radar, Shavei Israel Has Brought Back ThousandsThe organization has literally facilitated the return of thousands of people to Judaism around the world and is still seeing more demand.
From Sicily to Naples, Italian Crypto-Jews are ReturningHow one rabbi is leading efforts across Italy to build new communities for long lost Jews.
'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.'
Meet the Subbotniks - from Russia to IsraelGroup of Russian Jews who kept their love for Shabbat, Judaism slowly making its way to Israel.
Video: Welcoming the Bnei Menashe ImmigrantsA group of more than 200 Bnei Menashe immigrated to Israel recently. Watch the re-cap of the arrival and the emotional arrival ceremony.
Watch: 'Lost Tribe' Visits Israeli Holy Sites for First TimeDozens of olim from the Bnei Menashe tribe in northern India tour Israel's holy places for the first time in their lives.
'A Ray of Light' as Bnei Menashe Return from India43 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.'
Watch the 'Lions of Zion' Crowned in JerusalemSee live feed of Moskowitz Prize for Zionism ceremony, recognizing key nationalists in Israel.
First Batch of 250 Members of 'Lost Tribe' Arrive in IsraelFirst group of Bnei Menashe land in Israel from northeastern India; more than 200 to follow.
Historic Seder Held in KaifengRemnants of ancient community returning to their Jewish roots with first Seder in memory, sponsored by Shavei Israel organization.
Ancient Chinese Jewish Community to Hold First Pesach SederAncient Kaifeng community to hold community seder for the first time in 'historic' return to Jewish roots.
Watch A Chinese Jew's Heartfelt Passover SongRam, the cantor of China's renewed ancient Jewish community of Kaifeng, sings of redemption.
Families Reunited as Members of 'Lost Tribe' Arrive in IsraelBnei Menashe aliyah continues as organizers hail 'ingathering of the Exiles'; grandfather meets 13 grandchildren for the first time.
Pictures: 38 Members of 'Lost Tribe' Make Aliyah From India'Historic' flight of Bnei Menashe landed in Ben Gurion yesterday amid tears and celebrations.
Government Approves New Aliyah for Indian 'Lost Jews'The Shavei Israel organization, which assists “lost Jews,” will be allowed to bring 899 Bnei Menashe Jews from India to Israel.
'Hidden' Polish Jews Embrace Their Heritage in IsraelShavei Israel has brought a group of "hidden" Polish Jews to Israel, to help them get closer to the Jewish people.
Portugal Sets Sights on Renewing Jewish LifeThe first Jewish cultural and religious center in Portugal was inaugurated last week following expulsion of Jews 500 years ago.
Poland's 'Hidden Jews' Gather for a Special ShabbatDozens of "hidden Jews," Poles who have long-forgotten Jewish roots, gathered for a special Shabbat - at the gates of Auschwitz
Reaching Out to the 'Hidden Jews' of Southern ItalyShavei Israel has appointed a new emissary who will help the 'hidden Jews' of southern Italy to reconnect with their roots
Israeli Chief Rabbi Greets Newly Arrived Bnei Menashe ImmigrantsIsrael’s Sephardic Chief Rabbi congratulated the 274 Bnei Menashe immigrants from India who arrived in the Jewish state in recent months.
2,000th Member of Lost Tribe Returns HomeThe 2,000th member of the ancient Bnei Menashe community lands in Israel as a new citizen.
Justice at Last for "Portugese Dreyfus", Artur de Barros BastoIt took 75 years,but finally at the end of July 2012 an act of grave injustice and anti-Semitism has been corrected.
‘Hidden Jews’ Complete 7-Year Talmud StudyForty “hidden Jews” were among tens of thousands of Jews around the world who celebrated the completion of the “Daf Yomi” last week.
New Siddur a 'Ner Tamid' for Brazil's JewsA new daily siddur (prayer book) has just been published for Brazil's Jews by the Shavei Israel organization.
First Official Israeli Chinese Jewish Tour GuideIsrael has its first official Chinese tour guide, leading groups from China to Jerusalem and other sites of interest.
Video: Shavei Israel Celebrates Hanukkah Around the WorldJews from Spain, Portugal, Russia, Poland, China and India all celebrate Hanukkah together. Many faces, one song!
Marranos Gather in Southern Italy to Explore Their RootsDozens of Italians of Jewish descent -- Marranos -- have gathered in the southern region of the country to explore their roots this week.
‘Tenth Jew’ Dies in Kochi RegionThe death of an 83-year-old Jew Saturday leaves only nine Jews in the Jewish Community at Mattanchery, located in the Kochi, India region.
Resolution to Bring Bnei Menashe HomeThe government has decided to bring all the remaining 7,232 Bnei Menashe in India home to Israel.
Israeli Government Allows 7,000 Bnei Menashe to Make AliyahThanks to the efforts of Shavei Israel, government drafts plan to allow for more than 7,000 of the Bnei Menashe to arrive in Israel.
Majorca Sorry for 1691 Killing of JewsAn official from Majorca, Spain, has issued the first condemnation of the murder of 37 Jews in 1691.
Rabbi Elisha Salas to be Emissary to Portugal's Crypto-JewsShavei Israel organizaton takes Belmonte, Portugal's crypto-Jews under its wings.
Polish Jews 'Coming Out' for Shavuot HolidayA “Guide to the Shavuot Holiday” in Polish is being disseminated among formerly hidden Polish Jews.
India's Bnei Menashe mark Yom HaatzmautHundreds of Bnei Menashe in northeastern India gathered together earlier this week for communal celebrations of Yom Haatzmaut (Independence Day).