Israel Will Soon Welcome from India Descendants of a “Lost” Jewish Tribe

Via Israel Will Soon Welcome from India Descendants of a “Lost” Jewish Tribe:

A group of 218 people from the Bnei Menashe community in northeastern India, who claim descent from one of the lost biblical tribes, will be immigrating to Israel in November as recognized Jews.

The immigrants, who have already undergone official conversion, were approved by rabbinical judges sent to India last year by Israel’s Sephardi Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar who has declared Bnei Menashe “descendants of the Jewish people.”

Some 1,000 members of the community already live in Israel and there are 7,000 Bnei Menashe still in India.

See also Bnei Menashe Immigrants to Settle in Galilee and Daily Alert.

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