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Subbotnik Jew granted Israeli citizenship after 3-year battle

Subbotnik Jew granted Israeli citizenship after 3-year battle

After nearly three years of battling Israeli bureaucracy with the help of Shavei Israel, Anna Bocharnikova granted Israeli citizenship.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/07/2019 02:02
When elders reveal they're Jewish on their deathbeds

When elders reveal they're Jewish on their deathbeds

Mariusz Robert Opałko discovered he was Jewish at the age of 50. His wife also turned out to be a hidden Jew.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 28/06/2019 09:56
Jewish wedding at synagogue ruins is first in 1,500 years

Jewish wedding at synagogue ruins is first in 1,500 years

Site of Europe's second-oldest synagogue hosts first Jewish wedding in over 1,500 years.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/06/2019 14:54
2 tons of matzah shipped from Israel to Poland Jewish community

2 tons of matzah shipped from Israel to Poland Jewish community

Shavei Israel group sends 2 tons of matzah to provide for Poland's small Jewish community during the upcoming Passover holiday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/04/2019 07:30
'There's a reason why Germany built its death camps in Poland'

'There's a reason why Germany built its death camps in Poland'

Emergence of Polish hidden Jews proves Poland's anti-Semitic past, NGO says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/01/2018 14:57
Families reunite as 82 Bnei Menashe immigrate to Israel

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.Yoni Kempinski, 15/11/2017 22:19
102 'Bnei Menashe' officially join Israeli society

102 'Bnei Menashe' officially join Israeli society

Indian immigrants leave absorption center, settle in Nazareth Illit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/05/2017 20:52
10 Indian-Jewish ‘lost tribe’ couples remarried in Israel

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.JTA, 04/04/2017 23:00
Bnei Menashe tribe prepare for Passover in northern India

Bnei Menashe tribe prepare for Passover in northern India

Bnei Menashe prepare matzot for Pesach, hope to immigrate to Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/04/2017 21:12
15 Polish 'hidden Jews' make first Israel visit

15 Polish 'hidden Jews' make first Israel visit

The Shavei Israel organization brings group to celebrate Purim in the Jewish state.Nissan Tzur, 24/03/2016 14:16
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
Chinese Jews come home after thousands of years

Chinese Jews come home after thousands of years

In first Kaifeng Aliyah in seven years, women who reconnected with their ancient Jewish roots have their 'prayers answered.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/02/2016 08:35
523 years after expulsion Sicilian Jewry reawakens

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, 24/01/2016 14:05
Interview with Laura Ben-David of Shavei Israel

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, 07/01/2016 02:12
Bnei Menashe suffers damage in India quake

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, 05/01/2016 18:33
Bnei Menashe celebrate first Hanukkah in Israel

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, 08/12/2015 21:47
Watch: Jews of Kaifeng celebrate Hanukkah

Watch: Jews of Kaifeng celebrate Hanukkah

After many centuries, a small but powerful Jewish reawakening is occurring in China.Ari Soffer, 07/12/2015 13:49
Jewish community in Kaifeng celebrates Hanukkah

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, 07/12/2015 04:16
Lodz Opens First Jewish Kindergarten

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, 18/08/2015 08:12
Minister Personally Greets New Bnei Menashe Olim

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 , 25/06/2015 13:36
Group of 78 'Lost Jews' from India Makes Aliyah

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, 18/06/2015 22:47
Moving Scenes as Bnei Menashe Visit Joseph's Tomb

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, 02/06/2015 21:46
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
Italy's Lost Jews are Returning

Italy's Lost Jews are Returning

How one rabbi is leading efforts across Italy to build new communities for long lost Jews.Gedalyah Reback, 10/03/2015 22:29
'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
Meet the Subbotniks - from Russia to Israel

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, 26/12/2014 09:16
Video: Welcoming the Bnei Menashe Immigrants

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, 18/12/2014 08:28
Bnei Menashe Olim Visit Israeli Holy Sites

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, 18/09/2014 14:49
'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
First Batch of 250 Bnei Menashe Arrive in Israel

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, 22/05/2014 18:52
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
Kaifeng Community to Hold First Pesach Seder

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, 07/04/2014 19:52
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
Another 40 'Lost Tribe' Members 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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/01/2014 21:30
38 Members of 'Lost Tribe' Make Aliyah From India

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, 27/12/2013 14:17
Government Approves New Aliyah for Bnei Menashe

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, 17/10/2013 10:13
'Hidden' Polish Jews Embrace Heritage in Israel

'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, 15/08/2013 12:59
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
Reaching Out to the 'Hidden Jews' of South Italy

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, 28/03/2013 14:07
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
Justice at Last for "Portugese Dreyfus"

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, 22/08/2012 03:14
‘Hidden Jews’ Complete 7-Year Talmud Study

‘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, 05/08/2012 12:16
New Siddur a 'Ner Tamid' for Brazil's Jews

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, 16/05/2012 11:35
First Official Israeli Chinese Jewish Tour Guide

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, 29/02/2012 17:27
Shavei Israel Celebrates Hanukkah

Shavei Israel Celebrates Hanukkah

Jews from Spain, Portugal, Russia, Poland, China and India all celebrate Hanukkah together. Many faces, one song!Elad Benari, 23/12/2011 07:12
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
‘Tenth Jew’ Dies in Kochi Region

‘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, 31/07/2011 12:12
Gov't to Bring Bnei Menashe Home

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, 11/07/2011 19:43
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
Apology for 1691 Murder of Jews

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, 06/05/2011 10:49
Emissary to Portugal Crypto-Jews

Emissary to Portugal Crypto-Jews

Shavei Israel organizaton takes Belmonte, Portugal's crypto-Jews under its wings.Arutz Sheva, 14/08/2010 22:52
Holiday: Polish Jews Emerge

Holiday: Polish Jews Emerge

A “Guide to the Shavuot Holiday” in Polish is being disseminated among formerly hidden Polish Jews.Hillel Fendel, 18/05/2010 09:58
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