Thursday, August 19, 2004

Hope for India's "lost Jews"

Will these guys from Manipur be declared as one of the lost tribes of Israel? BBC finds out in this report from Imphal. I also spoke to the Israeli ambassador to India about this issue recently. Avisham, an agency that engages in aliyah, says they are Jews. There are nearly 700 such "Jews" in Israel who are waiting to be be declared pedigree by the concerned Rabbinical authorities. Many of them follow Christianity and are converting to Judaism on their own in Israel...


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