The Bnei Menashe have been hit hard by the inter-tribal unrest.
More than 2,700 years after being exiled from the land of their ancestors, a Lost Tribe of Israel, the Bnei Menashe, is finally coming home.
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Fifteen couples from the Bnei Menashe (Sons of Menashe), who immigrated to Israel from Manipur, India, two months ago, were remarried in a festive ceremony. It was held at the nonprofit NGO Shavei Israel’s absorption center in Kfar Hasidim, following the completion of the couples’ formal conversion.
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Rabbi Michael Freund, head of Shavei Israel, brought home another 225 Bnei Menashe this week as part of the return of the tribes of Israel that was prophesied to follow the return of Judah.
More than 100 Jews from the lost tribe of Menashe arrived in Israel on Tuesday night in time to celebrate Passover in the land of Israel this year.
This is the first child born in Israel to immigrants among the group of 162 Bnei Menashe which made aliyah last month from India.
The group hails from the northeastern Indian state of Manipur, on the border with Burma, which is home to the largest concentration of Bnei Menashe in India.
Thousands of members of the Bnei Menashe community from across northeastern India gathered Tuesday night to light candles for the first night of Hanukkah.