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After 2,700 years: Bnei Menashe inaugurate 1st synagogue in Israel

Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue, the first Bnei Menashe synagogue in Israel, inaugurated in Nof Hagalil.

Bnei Menashe inaugurate 1st synagogue in Israel

550 new Bnei Menashe immigrants from India visit Western Wall for the first time

Chief Rabbi of Israel David Lau joins hundreds of Bnei Menashe immigrants for their first visit to the Western Wall.

550 new immigrants from India visit Western Wall for first time

From India to the Holy Land: The journey of an immigrant from the Bnei Menashe

Rivka Hilsia may have grown up in India, but as a member of the Bnei Menashe, her heart has always been in Israel. This is her story.

From India to the Holy Land: The journey of an immigrant

Lost Tribe of Bnei Menashe celebrates Sukkot in northeast India

The Bnei Menashe community in northeast India, claiming descent from the Lost Tribe of Menashe, prepares for Sukkot festival.

Lost Tribe of Bnei Menashe celebrates Sukkot in northeast India

17 newly arrived Bnei Menashe couples in Israel marry in group ceremony

New immigrants from northeastern India, members of the Bnei Menashe community, get married in group ceremony.

17 new immigrant Bnei Menashe couples marry in group ceremony

11 Bnei Menashe couples marry soon after making Aliyah

Couples marry in group ceremony at Shavei Israel center in Nordia weeks after making Aliyah from India.

11 Bnei Menashe couples marry soon after making Aliyah

Women from lost tribe of Menashe to make Aliyah from India

Five women from Bnei Menashe community in India to make aliyah Sunday, with 500 more to immigrate during 2021.

Women from lost tribe of Menashe to make Aliyah from India

Hundreds of 'Lost Tribe' Bnei Menashe Jews make Aliyah

Michael Freund, founder of Shavei Yisrael, speaks with i24NEWS about the return of the 'Lost Tribe' of Menashe.

Hundreds of 'Lost Tribe' Bnei Menashe Jews make Aliyahplayer

Hundreds of Jews from the Bnei Menashe arrive in Israel today

"The Aliyah of the lost tribe of Bnei Menashe after 2,700 years of exile is a modern-day Hanukkah miracle."

Hundreds of Jews from the Bnei Menashe arrive in Israel today

Lost tribe of Bnei Menashe celebrates Sukkot in northeast India

Thousands of Bnei Menashe in India, claiming descent from one of the lost tribes of Israel, celebrate Sukkot festival.

Lost tribe of Bnei Menashe celebrates Sukkot in northeast India

Indian kickboxing champ moving to Israel with plans to represent his new land

Obed Hrangchal, 26, a man from the Bnei Menashe who has won national medals in India in several martial arts, moves to Israel.

Indian kickboxing champ moving to Israel

Bnei Menashe celebrate joint weddings in Israel

Fifteen Bnei Menashe couples who immigrated to Israel from India marry in a group ceremony.

Bnei Menashe celebrate joint weddings in Israel

Bnei Menashe: Meeting in the Land of Israel

225 members of the Bnei Menashe community make aliyah this week.

Bnei Menashe: Meeting in the Land of Israelplayer

Terror victim still in serious condition

Victim of ramming attack is still in serious condition, unconscious and breathing with the aid of a respirator.

Terror victim still in serious condition

Watch: Members of 'lost tribe' arrive from India

Some 80 new immigrants from India participate in festive ceremony upon landing, including group recitation of 'Shema' prayer.

Watch: Members of 'lost tribe' arrive from Indiaplayer

Families reunite as 82 Bnei Menashe immigrate to Israel

Chen hasn't seen her sister for 15 years. Yaakov didn't see his mother for 3 years. Last night, thanks to "Shavei Israel" they reunited.

Families reunite as 82 Bnei Menashe immigrate to Israelplayer

102 'Bnei Menashe' officially join Israeli society

Indian immigrants leave absorption center, settle in Nazareth Illit.

102 'Bnei Menashe' officially join Israeli society

10 Indian-Jewish ‘lost tribe’ couples remarried in Israel

Ten Indian-Jewish couples from the Bnei Menashe “lost tribe” marry in a Jewish ceremony at an absorption center in northern Israel.

10 Indian-Jewish ‘lost tribe’ couples remarried in Israel

Bnei Menashe tribe prepare for Passover in northern India

Bnei Menashe prepare matzot for Pesach, hope to immigrate to Israel.

Bnei Menashe tribe prepare for Passover in northern India

Watch: Bnei Menashe recite Shema for first time in Israel

72 members of the Bnei Menashe community make aliyah, recite Shema. Beginning of year-long campaign to bring hundreds of members to Israel.

Watch: Bnei Menashe recite Shema for first time in Israelplayer

Indian-Jewish ‘lost tribe’ moving to Israel - in pictures

A community of Jewish Immigrants claiming descent from a 'lost tribe' makes the move to Israel from India this week.

Indian-Jewish ‘lost tribe’ moving to Israel - in pictures

102 from 'lost tribe' set to immigrate from India

102 members of a Jewish community claiming descent from one of Israel’s lost tribes are being brought on Aliyah this week from India.

102 from 'lost tribe' set to immigrate from India

Bnei Menashe gather in India to celebrate Hanukkah

Thousand of Bnei Menashe in India gather to celebrate Hanukkah

Bnei Menashe gather in India to celebrate Hanukkah

Watch: India earthquake shakes up Jewish community

From today's ILTV edition. The Jewish community of Bnei Menashe in India has taken the hit from a 6.7 earthquake.

Watch: Earthquake in India shakes up Jewish communityplayer

Bnei Menashe suffers damage in India quake

An earthquake in northeastern India caused 'extensive damage' to Ten Lost Tribes community in Manipur.

Bnei Menashe community suffers damage in India quake

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.

Video: Bnei Menashe celebrate first Hanukkah in Israelplayer

Lost Tribes Activist Rabbi Passes Away at 83

Educator, activist, Ten Tribes researcher, and renowned Jerusalem citizen Rabbi Eliyahu Avichail has passed away.

Pioneering Lost Tribes Activist Rabbi Passes Away at 83

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.

Interior Minister Personally Greets New Bnei Menashe Olimplayer

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.

Group of 78 'Lost Jews' from India Makes Aliyah

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.

Watch: Lost Tribe's 2,700 Year 'Family Reunion' at Joseph's Tombplayer

Conversion Auth. Visits Bnei Menashe Immigrants

660 members of the Indian Bnei Menashe tribe immigrated to Israel in 2014, where they will undergo conversion by Israel's Chief Rabbinate.

Conversion Authority Visits with Bnei Menashe Immigrantsplayer

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.

Video: Welcoming the Bnei Menashe Immigrantsplayer

Fifty Bnei Menashe Make Aliyah to Israel

Total number of Bnei Menashe to make Aliyah in 2014 reaches record 500; organizers hail 'modern-day miracle' in bringing immigrants home.

Fifty Bnei Menashe Make Aliyah from India to Israel

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.

Watch: 'Lost Tribe' Visits Israeli Holy Sites for First Timeplayer

'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.'

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

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.

First Batch of 250 Members of 'Lost Tribe' Arrive in Israel

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.

Families Reunited as Members of 'Lost Tribe' Arrive in Israel

38 Members of 'Lost Tribe' Make Aliyah From India

'Historic' flight of Bnei Menashe landed in Ben Gurion yesterday amid tears and celebrations.

Pictures: 38 Members of 'Lost Tribe' Make Aliyah From India

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.

Government Approves New Aliyah for Indian 'Lost Jews'

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.

Israeli Chief Rabbi Greets Newly Arrived Bnei Menashe Immigrantsplayer