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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

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

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

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

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.'

Aliyah from China: Jewish history in the makingplayer

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.

Under the Radar, Shavei Israel Has Brought Back Thousands

'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.'

'Israel Must Not Lose Forced Converts to Portugal'

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.

Spain Renewing Jewish Historical Sites for Profit?

'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

Watch the 'Lions of Zion' Crowned in Jerusalem

See live feed of Moskowitz Prize for Zionism ceremony, recognizing key nationalists in Israel.

Watch the 'Lions of Zion' Crowned in Jerusalemplayer

Historic Seder Held in Kaifeng

Remnants of ancient community returning to their Jewish roots with first Seder in memory, sponsored by Shavei Israel organization.

Historic Seder Held in Kaifeng

Watch A Chinese Jew's Heartfelt Passover Song

Ram, the cantor of China's renewed ancient Jewish community of Kaifeng, sings of redemption.

Watch A Chinese Jew's Heartfelt Passover Songplayer

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.

Gatherer of 'Lost Tribes' Wins Moskowitz Prize

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.

Portugal Sets Sights on Renewing Jewish Life

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 Auschwitz

Poland's 'Hidden Jews' Gather for a Special Shabbat

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

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.

2,000th Member of Lost Tribe Returns Home

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.

Marranos Gather in Southern Italy to Explore Their Roots

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.

Israeli Government Allows 7,000 Bnei Menashe to Make Aliyah

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).

India's Bnei Menashe mark Yom Haatzmaut

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.

India's Bnei Menashe Celebrate Chanukah