According to Jewish sources, part of the Messianic process will include a process of clarifying the true identities of individuals and, in fact, this is already happening through the never-before-seen phenomenon of do-it-yourself DNA testing.
In commemoration of the liquidation of its ghetto in 1944, the Polish city of Łódź, its local Jewish community and the Jerusalem-based Shavei Israel, held a ceremony to mark the occasion.
The Bnei Anousim – descendants of Spanish Jews forced to convert to Catholicism more than 500 years ago – who live in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala will get a full-time rabbi to serve their spiritual and educational needs. The appointment was made possible due to the efforts of the Jerusalem-based Shavei Israel organization.
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.
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.
‘Israel is where our ancestors lived, and my father always told me that one day we would come back,’ said Yue Ting, who is fluent in English and Hebrew.
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.
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.
“In the wake of the terror attack, I call upon the government to adopt a fitting Zionist response and to immediately approve the aliyah of the remaining Bnei Menashe in India.”
When dozens of members of the Bnei Menashe tribe from India arrived to Israel on aliyah, the first thing they did was recite the ‘Shema’ prayer proclaiming God’s unity!