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  Bnei Menashe at AllExperts
Indeed, Bnei Menashe who wish to affirm their connection to the Jewish people are required to undergo Orthodox conversions, and every effort is made to ensure that they are accepted according to the strictest interpretation of Jewish law.
The Shalom Akhshav movement also claimed that the Bnei Menashe were being imported to increase the settler population in Gaza and the West Bank and to undertake the agricultural work previously done by Palestinians.
The decision by the Israeli government led to criticism from supporters of the Bnei Menashe who say Israeli officials failed to explain to the Indian government that the rabbis were not proselytising, but rather formalizing the conversions of Bnei Menashe who had already accepted Judaism.
en.allexperts.com /e/b/bn/bnei_menashe.htm   (3172 words)

 Bnei Menashe - About Us
is mostly known for its activities in what connection with Bnei Menashe tribes from the north east India and Burma, most notably for its work for returning people to Jewish and studying.
Gideon Menashe is a will know to the communities in Manipur and Mizoram as a Mohel to the communities, He served the whole communities in Mizoram and in Manipur, He the first to established the “Bnei Menashe Synagogue” in Churachandpur Dist.
It was from that time that I firmly believed that we are the descendants of Menashe tribes and the son of Joseph.
www.bnei-menashe.org /index_files/Page469.htm   (643 words)

 Burma: Mystery of the Ten Lost Tribes (Moshiach.com)
Menashe people lived in caves in poverty for about two generations but they still kept the Torah scroll with them.
According to the history which Menashe people state, when they were banished from their cave area they lost their Torah scroll when or perhaps it was stolen or burnt by the Chinese.
But the priests of the tribe of Menashe continued to hand down their tradition orally including their ritual observances until the 19th century.
www.moshiach.com /features/tribes/burma.php   (1170 words)

 Bnei Menashe
The oral history of Bnei Menashe that was passed down for 2,700 years describes their escape from slavery in Assyria to Media/Persia.
The rest of Bnei Menashe would like to move to Israel and join the few who have been able to obtain permission from the Israeli authorities to move back home.
Bnei Menashe look to Zion, not for washing machines or microwaves but for a fulfillment of a dream they carried with them during their exile of 2,700 years.
www.bneimenashe.com /articles.html   (1012 words)

 Columbia Missourian - Bnei Menashe
This month, 218 members of the Bnei Menashe, a group of Indians that claims to be one of the 10 lost tribes of Israel, will be returning to its homeland after 2,700 years.
Many Bnei Menashe have gone through strict orthodox conversions to Judaism, and in 2003, a group of Bnei Menashe settled in Israel.
The Jewish Agency; the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews; Michael Freund, the leader of the Shavei Israel, a group campaigning and assisting the Bnei Menashe in their cause; and Amishav, a group dedicated to finding the lost tribes, are supporting the recently converted Bnei Menashe.
columbiamissourian.com /news/story.php?ID=22830   (335 words)

 Let My People Come: Why is Israel Blocking Bnei Menashe Aliyah?
All are members of the Bnei Menashe, a community of 7,000 that resides primarily in the northeastern Indian states of Mizoram and Manipur, along the border with Burma and Bangladesh.
The Bnei Menashe claim descent from a lost tribe of Israel, and succeeded in preserving the memory of their Jewish ancestry over the centuries.
Nonetheless, even though the 218 Bnei Menashe were converted by Israel's Chief Rabbinate, and the entire process took place under the supervision of Israel's Conversion Authority, which is an arm of the Prime Minister's Office, the Absorption Ministry has refused to consent to their arrival.
www.shavei.org /article.php?id=788   (1265 words)

 Kulanu: All of Us
The subject matter is in the context of Israel putting a stop to visits of Rabbis to teach Judaism to Bnei Menashe (one of the Lost Tribes of Israel) in North East India, namely Manipur and Mizoram since September 2005.
The Rabbi’s work, of teaching the finer points of Judaism is confined to only the Bnei Menashe, who are one of the Lost Tribes of Israel and who are already in the practice of Judaism.
It is, therefore, my sincere request, on behalf of the Bnei Menashe Community of the North East that the Prime Minister of India and the MEA, be pleased to clarify the matter with the Israel Government so that the Rabbis may resume their work with our Community without further inhibition or apprehension of any kind.
www.kulanu.org /india/halttoconversions.html   (695 words)

 The Sino-Judaic Institute : Points East : My Visit to the Bnei Menashe Tribe in India
I originally made the journey to India as a skeptic, but by the third day, I was convinced that these very sincere people were indeed the carriers of the tradition of the children of Menashe who had been expelled from Israel by the Assyrians, and had somehow made their way to India via China.
On the Sabbath of the portion of Terumah, we were excitedly told that there was to be a circumcision ceremony in the thatched roof bamboo synagogue.
The Bnei Menashe have performed the act of circumcision - a painful and life threatening act of commitment - for thousands of years.
www.sino-judaic.org /pointseast/bneimenashe.html   (463 words)

 Rabbinate Recognizes Bnei Menashe as ?Descendants of Israel" - Jewish World - Israel News - Arutz Sheva
The Bnei Menashe claim descent from the tribe of Menashe, one of the ten tribes exiled from the Land of Israel by the Assyrian empire over 2,700 years ago.
The B'nei Menashe, known in India as the Manmassi tribe, was made known to the Jewish world almost 30 years ago by Rabbi Eliyahu Avihayil, who still retains very close ties to them and who took part in yesterday's meeting with the Chief Rabbi.
In June 2003, then-Interior Minister Avraham Poraz of the Shinui Party decided to halt the Bnei Menashe aliyah, reportedly because he objected to the fact that they were all religiously-observant and many chose to live in Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria and Gaza.
www.israelnationalnews.com /news.php3?id=79370   (606 words)

 Immigration Here & There : The Bnei Menashe tribe leaves India for Israel and the West Bank - Medill - Northwestern ...
Khaute is one of about 1200 immigrants claiming descent from the lost Jewish tribe of "Bnei Menashe," or "Children of Menashe," a group of Indians who have to come to Israel and its settlements to reconnect with their spiritual roots.
The Bnei Menashe hail from a northeastern corner of India where, they say, their ancestors landed after the Assyrians banished them from biblical Israel in the 8th century B.C. In the course of the centuries, they became animists, and then in the 19th century, British missionaries converted many of them to Christianity.
Despite the hardships, the Bnei Menashe studied, sometimes for more than a year, for their official conversion, which was a ticket to citizenship.
www.immigrationhereandthere.org /2006/11/post_8.php   (1848 words)

 Welcome to the Center for Biblical Hebrew
The Bnei Menashe say they are the descendants of Manasseh, one of biblical patriarch Joseph's two sons, and a grandson of Jacob.
According to Bnei Menashe oral tradition, the tribe was exiled from Israel and pushed to the east, eventually settling in the border regions of China and India, where most remain today.
Above is a prayer-book (siddur) used by Bnei Menashe in India and a "no-turning-back-cloth" which might have come from the Jewish prayer shawl (talit).
www.c-bh.com /pages/bnei_menashe.html   (645 words)

 IFCJ: The Bnei Menashe return to Israel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Bnei Menashe are descendants of the tribe of Menashe, one of the ten "lost tribes" exiled from the land of Israel some 2,700 years ago.
A few years ago, I visited the Bnei Menashe in India at the request of the Israeli government to help determine whether their claims to Jewish heritage were legitimate.
Upon my return to Israel I told officials that I believed the Bnei Menashe were indeed Jews who shared the deep longing that all Jews feel for their biblical homeland.
www.ifcj.org /site/News2?JServSessionIdr011=uf1870nec1.app7b&abbr=rabbi_&page=NewsArticle&id=13831&news_iv_ctrl=1481   (454 words)

 Israeli 'lost tribes' living in W. Bank
Members of the group from northeastern India call themselves the "Bnei Menashe," or children of Menashe, and believe they are descendants of the Israelite tribe of Manasseh.
Living in the northeastern Indian states of Mizoram and Manipur, the Bnei Menashe, who number about 6,000, were originally animists who were converted to Christianity by British missionaries in the 19th century.
Freund is determined to bring the rest of the Bnei Menashe to Israel in the next 10 years.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /en/doc/2003-12/24/content_293113.htm   (918 words)

 ‘Lost’ Jews arrive in Israel to start new life
Fifty-one members of the "Bnei Menashe", or the children of Menashe, were greeted at Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion airport by officials who waved Israeli flags and sang the traditional Hebrew greeting of "Shalom Aleichem", or "peace unto you".
The Bnei Menashe community in India’s remote northeastern states of Mizoram and Manipur trace their lineage from one of the 10 "lost tribes" of Israel exiled by the Assyrian empire 27 centuries ago.
In the past, Bnei Menashe members had come to Israel in small groups on tourist visas and converted to Judaism in a deal reached by supporters and the country’s interior ministry.
xzone-radio.com /lost.htm   (500 words)

 Nahum Goldmann Fellowship Program
The Bnei Israel community, with a current population of 5,000, has been facing acute challenges since the 1950’s, when 50,000 Bnei Israel, together with their traditional leadership, left India, mostly moving to Israel.
The young leadership of the Bnei Israel is deeply desirous of reviving and maintaining their community and heritage.
To the Western fellows, the encounter with the Bnei Menashe was a provocative paradox, in that so many Jews in the West are currently opting out from Jewish peoplehood.
www.ngfp.org /past_mumbai2005.htm   (1269 words)

 Canadian Jewish News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The aliyah of members from the Bnei Menashe community to Israel is a turning point, said Michael Freund, founder of Shavei Israel, which assists “lost Jews” seeking to return to the Jewish people.
News of the planned arrival in November of 218 Bnei Menashe, who have already undergone official conversion in India, was made public last week after it was leaked to the Israeli daily Yediot Achronot.
They say the settlements were among the only communities in the country willing to financially help the Bnei Menashe who arrived in Israel and had to spend their first year studying for conversion, without much time to hold down jobs.
www.cjnews.com /viewarticle.asp?id=10301   (639 words)

 israelinsider: Culture: Indian Lost Tribe still dreams of promised land, despite conversion freeze   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Bnei Menashe members believe they are descendants of Jews who were banished from biblical Israel by the Assyrians in the eighth century B.C. and gradually worked their way eastward to India.
Instead of converting the Bnei Menashe in their home region of northeastern India, the rabbis will now wait to convert them after Israel brings them to the Jewish state, Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Mark Regev said.
The Bnei Menashe continue to prepare for their conversions with the help of community members who have already undergone the process.
web.israelinsider.com /Articles/Culture/7002.htm   (635 words)

 GAMLA: News & Views from Israel - Bnei Menashe - Our Brethren
The Bnei Menashe are the descendants of one of the Ten Tribes exiled from the Land of Israel about 2,700 years ago.
The Bnei Menashe are part of an extensive tribe whose descendants are now dispersed throughout northeastern India and neighboring Myanmar (Burma).
Longing for Zion among the Bnei Menashe is reflected in prayers and in a powerful desire to move to the Land of Israel.
gamla.org.il /english/article/2004/aug/l1.htm   (1214 words)

 Aviation India: India blocks airlift of Bnei Menashe
A much-publicized operation, in which members of the Bnei Menashe tribe were due to be brought to Israel from India, has been canceled for fear relations between the two countries will be harmed.
The Bnei Menashe members underwent conversion about a year ago by emissaries of the Chief Rabbinate, without the knowledge of the Indian authorities.
The Bnei Menashe believe they are members of the tribe of Menashe, part of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel who were dispersed by the Assyrians 2,500 years ago.
avindia.blogspot.com /2006/11/india-blocks-airlift-of-bnei-menashe.html   (234 words)

 BBC NEWS | South Asia | Rabbi backs India's 'lost Jews'
Bnei Menashe members welcomed the announcement, saying they could now "go to the Promised Land".
According to the community, the Bnei Menashe are one of the lost 10 tribes of Israel who were exiled when Assyrians invaded the northern kingdom of Israel in the 8th Century BC.
A key date in the recent history of the Bnei Menashe was 1951, when a Pentecostal minister named Tchalah, acting he said on a prophecy from God, called for a return to the Holy Land.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/south_asia/4400957.stm   (539 words)

 Signs of the Times: Bnei Menashe, one of the Ten Lost Tribes are returning to Judaism and Israel
Bnei Menashe, one of the Ten Lost Tribes are returning to Judaism and Israel
Bnei Menashe, one of the Ten Lost Tribes are returning to Judaism and Israel In North East India, in the land mass that lies between Myanmar (formerly Burma) and Bangladesh, there lives a small group of people who have been practicing Judaism for more than 25 years.
They call themselves Bnei Menashe, descendants of the Tribe of Menashe, one of the ten lost tribes.
m0smith.freeshell.org /blog-signs/2005/11/bnei-menashe-one-of-ten-lost-tribes.html   (138 words)

 Members of a 'lost tribe' in India head to new life in Israel -- Beliefnet.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
About 1,000 members of the Bnei Menashe community now live here as Israeli citizens, and beginning Tuesday, an additional 218 are to land here - the largest single group to arrive so far.
More than 7,000 Bnei Menashe in India are still waiting to come, and authorities in both countries have created formidable obstacles.
The Bnei Menashe come from the states of Mizoram and Manipur, near India's border with Myanmar, where, they say, their ancestors landed after the Assyrians banished them from biblical Israel in the eighth century B.C. Over the centuries they became animists, and in the 19th century, British missionaries converted many to Christianity.
www.beliefnet.com /story/204/story_20474_1.html   (920 words)

 50 Bnei Menashe members arrive in Israel - Haaretz - Israel News
The Bnei Menashe community in Israel currently numbers approximately 1,000, and arrived in Israel from 1996 to 2003 under a special arrangement with the Interior Ministry.
Roughly 7,000 members of the Bnei Menashe community remain in rural areas of the Indian states of Manipur and Mizoram on the Bangladesh border.
The 216 Bnei Menashe members who will immigrate to Israel in the context of the operation were converted to Judaism in the summer of 2005 by a rabbinical conversion court delegation dispatched by Chief Sephardic Rabbi Shlomo Amar.
www.haaretz.com /hasen/spages/790909.html   (735 words)

 Bnei Menashe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
From haaretz.com: Amar: Bnei Menashe are descendants of ancient Israelites.
The Bnei Menashe community consists of close to 7,000 members of the Kuki-Chin-Mizo tribe, which lives in northeast India near the border of Myanmar (formally Burma).
For generations they kept Jewish traditions, claiming to be descended from the tribe of Menashe, one of the ten lost Israeli tribes that were exiled by the Assyrians in the eighth century B.C.E. and have since disappeared.
www.mirabilis.ca /archives/002832.html   (135 words)

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