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More Than 7,200 Indian Jews to Immigrate to Israel
Times of India ^ | Sep 27, 2011

Posted on 09/27/2011 3:42:53 PM PDT by nickcarraway

The Israeli government is expected to approve the long awaited 'aliyah' (immigration) of more than 7,200 Indian Jews from the north-eastern states of Manipur and Mizoram in the coming weeks, a media report said.

The decision to allow the last members of the "lost" Bnei Menashe tribe to immigrate to Israel is being greeted with excitement by local Evangelical Christian groups, who view it as fulfillment of Biblical prophecy and who have pledged financial support for the move, 'The Jerusalem Post' daily reported.

The ministerial committee on immigration and absorption, headed by foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman, decided, about three months ago, "in principle" to bring the remaining 7,232 members of the northeastern Indian community to the Jewish state

"I am very optimistic that within the next few weeks we will at last have a historic breakthrough which will allow the lost tribe of Bnei Menashe to return to Zion," Michael Freund, founder and chairman of Shavei Israel, a Jerusalem-based organisation that has been at the forefront of Bnei Menashe immigration to Israel, was quoted as saying.

More than 1,700 members of the north-eastern Indian Jewish community, referred as Bnei Menashe (sons of Menashe), have immigrated to Israel over the last decade, but their aliya was subsequently halted in 2007 over the issue of their "Jewishness", even though the Israeli Chief Rabbinate had earlier recognised the community as "descendants of Israel".

The community claims descent from one of the 10 lost tribes of Israel, who were sent into exile by the Assyrian Empire more than 27 centuries ago.

Their ancestors are believed to have wandered through Central Asia and the Far East for centuries, before settling in what is now northeastern India, along the border with Burma and Bangladesh.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; india; indianjews; israel; jews; losttribes; menashe; simchajacobovici; tenlosttribes
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1 posted on 09/27/2011 3:42:57 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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Thanks for posting this.


2 posted on 09/27/2011 3:49:02 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: Quix

ping


3 posted on 09/27/2011 3:49:42 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: SJackson

Ping


4 posted on 09/27/2011 3:51:11 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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Do they have that many convenience stores in Israel?

(am I going to get it now?)


5 posted on 09/27/2011 3:52:52 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (California: Making Texas more Conservative one voter at a time)
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Awesome!


6 posted on 09/27/2011 3:53:05 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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but their aliya was subsequently halted in 2007 over the issue of their "Jewishness", even though the Israeli Chief Rabbinate had earlier recognised the community as "descendants of Israel".

So did they resolve the issue with DNA testing?

7 posted on 09/27/2011 3:55:29 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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The towel heads are going to love that.


8 posted on 09/27/2011 3:55:41 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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9 posted on 09/27/2011 4:09:14 PM PDT by SJackson (Free Palestine, return it to the inhabitants who had the land taken by the Romans, Alan West)
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Thanks nickcarraway. Purported Lost Tribe, so, ancient history related. See Jacobovici's "Search for the Lost Tribes" for an interesting (though IMHO not too compelling) segment on this ethnically isolated group.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


10 posted on 09/27/2011 4:10:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Going home at last! :-)


11 posted on 09/27/2011 4:10:27 PM PDT by Bobalu (More rubble, less trouble)
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More Than 7,200 Indian Jews to Immigrate to Israel

Jews? or Janitors?

12 posted on 09/27/2011 4:14:20 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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Brother! Check out the comments on the link’s site...”Good riddance” was the nicest! Did these people go to Rev Wright’s church?


13 posted on 09/27/2011 5:29:13 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Austrian achievement: convincing world that Hitler was German and Beethoven Austrian)
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Those Inians sure do travel well.


14 posted on 09/27/2011 5:37:15 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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Thanks for this good news.


15 posted on 09/27/2011 7:29:26 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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THX THX.

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BLESSED BE THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB!

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16 posted on 09/27/2011 8:40:29 PM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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but their aliya was subsequently halted in 2007 over the issue of their "Jewishness", even though the Israeli Chief Rabbinate had earlier recognized the community as "descendants of Israel".

So did they resolve the issue with DNA testing?

The thing people are generally unaware of is that Jews today are out of the ancient Kingdom of Judah. Israel became split into two Kingdoms, the southern Kingdom of Judah and northern Kingdom of Israel or otherwise know as Samaria. The tribe of Manasseh was part of the northern Kingdom of Israel not the Kingdom of Judah.

In the New Testament you might remember how Jesus' disciples were surprised that he would talk to a Samaritan. Also remember the parable of the good Samaritan. To Judah the Samaritans were basically considered to be a mixture and were looked very down upon. That is why though they are descendants of Israel there may not have been a proclivity for the Jews whose background is from the Kingdom of Judah to want to include in there number a "Samaritan". That would be my guess about what the hold up was all about, but I am not sure.

The Northern Kingdom consisted of of the tribes of Zebulun, Issachar, Asher, Naphtali, Dan, Manasseh, Ephraim, Reuben and Gad. Also Livites were incorporated into all the tribal areas.

The Southern Kingdom consisted only of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin with their Livites. These are the people call today "Jews". That is why though people from the tribe of Manasseh are, in the article, referred to as "descendants of Israel" but not, per say, as "Jews".

17 posted on 09/27/2011 8:45:41 PM PDT by Bellflower (When the word "holy" is used it must be used with respect and reverence for The LORD.)
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Wow! Good news. The tribe of Manasseh!


18 posted on 09/27/2011 9:02:52 PM PDT by CynicalBear
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PRAISE GOD FOR HIS FAITHFULNESS.


19 posted on 09/27/2011 9:27:43 PM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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Thanks for the ping!


20 posted on 09/27/2011 9:32:35 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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