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Bnei Menashe gather in India to celebrate Hanukkah

Bnei Menashe gather in India to celebrate Hanukkah

Thousand of Bnei Menashe in India gather to celebrate HanukkahJTA, 29/12/2016 22:55
Aliyah from China: Jewish history in the making

Aliyah from China: Jewish history in the making

Arutz Sheva welcomes home 5 women from ancient Chinese Jewish community after thousands of years, in 'fulfillment of prophecy.'Yoni Kempinski, 29/02/2016 19:01
Shavei Israel Has Brought Back Thousands of Jews

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, 11/03/2015 07:36
'Israel Must Not Lose Forced Converts to Portugal'

'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, 29/01/2015 22:32
Spain Renewing Jewish Historical Sites for Profit?

Spain Renewing Jewish Historical Sites for Profit?

Critics say Spain is investing in ancient sites of Jewish life wiped out by Inquisition simply to promote tourism.AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/09/2014 08:02
'A Ray of Light' as Bnei Menashe Return from India

'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, 19/06/2014 19:17
Watch the 'Lions of Zion' Crowned in Jerusalem

Watch the 'Lions of Zion' Crowned in Jerusalem

See live feed of Moskowitz Prize for Zionism ceremony, recognizing key nationalists in Israel.Yoni Kempinski, 29/05/2014 19:10
Historic Seder Held in Kaifeng

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, 17/04/2014 16:52
Watch A Chinese Jew's Heartfelt Passover Song

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, 03/04/2014 21:59
Gatherer of 'Lost Tribes' Wins Moskowitz Prize

Gatherer of 'Lost Tribes' Wins Moskowitz Prize

Michael Freund will share 'Lion of Zion prize' with Zionist notables, including archaeologist who saved priceless Temple Mount artifacts.Uzi Baruch, Gil Ronen, 03/04/2014 18:30
Portugal Sets Sights on Renewing Jewish Life

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 , 31/07/2013 21:48
Poland's 'Hidden Jews' Gather for Special Shabbat

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, 08/04/2013 18:59
Chief Rabbi Greets Bnei Menashe New Immigrants

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., 13/03/2013 15:00
2,000th Member of Lost Tribe Returns Home

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, 17/01/2013 20:42
Historic Seminar for Marranos in Southern Italy

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, 07/09/2011 14:25
Bnei Menashe to Make Aliyah

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, 24/06/2011 06:15
Bnei Menashe mark Yom Haatzmaut

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, 23/04/2010 14:25
Bnei Menashe Celebrate Chanukah

Bnei Menashe Celebrate Chanukah

The 7,200 members of the Bnei Menashe community of northeastern India ushered in the festival of Chanukah this weekend with joy and ceremony.Hana Levi Julian, 13/12/2009 11:39