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Indian Jews from 'Lost Tribe' move to Israel
israelhayom.com ^ | Friday December 21, 2012 | Israel Hayom Staff and the AP

Posted on 12/22/2012 11:04:20 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Chief rabbi recognized lost tribe in 2005, but only 1,700 moved to Israel before government stopped granting visas • About 7,200 remain in India • Government recently reversed policy, reopening doors for immigration.

The Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff

Ingathering of the exiles: Bnei Menashe pray prior to their departure for Israel.
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Photo credit: AP
>A group of 50 Jews said to descend from one of the 10 Lost Tribes prepared Thursday to immigrate to Israel from their village in northeastern India.

The members of the Bnei Menashe community prayed in their local synagogue and then hugged their crying relatives before heading off to the airport in the Manipur state capital of Imphal, 55 kilometers (34 miles) away.

The Bnei Menashe say they are descended from Jews banished from ancient Israel to India in the eighth century B.C.

An Israeli chief rabbi recognized them as a lost tribe in 2005 and about 1,700 moved to Israel before the Israeli government stopped giving them visas. The government recently reversed that policy. About 7,200 remain in India.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; india; israel; letshavejerusalem

1 posted on 12/22/2012 11:04:28 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

2 posted on 12/22/2012 11:08:44 AM PST by blam
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Very interesting. Thanks for posting.


3 posted on 12/22/2012 11:09:12 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
The headline made me think of the tribe of this Indian Jew:


4 posted on 12/22/2012 11:15:33 AM PST by Dr. Sivana ("C'est la vie" say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell. -- Chuck Berry)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

And here all along I thought the LDS folks laid claim to being that lost tribe.


5 posted on 12/22/2012 11:22:51 AM PST by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I seem to recall a recent DNA study that had a group in India and a group in South Africa that both had Semitic DNA markers so the claims have physical evidence.


6 posted on 12/22/2012 11:25:10 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

My first thought was about how brave these
people are - to move Israel.
From the frying pan, into the fire.
Then again, living in India, as a Jew,
can’t be so hot either.

Feeling lucky to be born in the USA even with
creeping Socialist crap now reaching our ankles.


7 posted on 12/22/2012 11:27:06 AM PST by seenenuf ( Save the Right Supremes.)
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To: seenenuf

“....Socialist crap now reaching our ankles.”

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The crap level is already higher than that.

With all the talk of disarming the population in the US, Jews would be safer to stay in Israel where there are no gun restrictions.


8 posted on 12/22/2012 11:35:34 AM PST by 353FMG
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The Book of Mormon is historically correct?


9 posted on 12/22/2012 11:44:56 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (By doubting we come to inquiry, and through inquiry we perceive truth. -; Peter Abelard)
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To: seenenuf
Then again, living in India, as a Jew, can’t be so hot either.

Living in a majority mooslime country would be far worse.

10 posted on 12/22/2012 11:46:27 AM PST by ASA Vet (There are 10 kinds of people in the world. Those who understand binary, and those who don't.)
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To: 353FMG
' Israel where there are no gun restrictions.'

People repeat that. But, there are restrictions on guns in Israel. They have less guns and the restrictions are based on need, location, job, etc. Not, like overall here in the US.

11 posted on 12/22/2012 11:47:17 AM PST by Theoria (Romney is a Pyrrhic victory.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

LOL—would you believe...when I read the headline, I thought this exact thing. And the funny thing is—he makes a very attractive Indian!


12 posted on 12/22/2012 12:01:38 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I wonder if they have used DNA to try and figure out which Hebrew tribe they are descended from?

Some years ago now, it was determined that a tribe in South Africa that claimed Hebrew descent, did have a unique genetic pattern found only in part of the Hebrew tribe of Levites who were of the priestly class, in Yemen.

After some examination, the tribe explained that they had a legend of leaving a city (with a name very similar to a city still in Yemen), led by a great leader who took them a vast distance through Africa to end up in South Africa.


13 posted on 12/22/2012 12:16:55 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Pennies and Nickels will NO LONGER be Minted as of 1/1/13 - Tim Geithner, US Treasury Sect)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

There’s a Wikipedia entry about the possibility of Pashtuns being of Jewish origin, in particular the Yousafzai (presumably Arabic for Joseph) group:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_Lost_Tribes


14 posted on 12/22/2012 12:20:00 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
I wonder if they have used DNA to try and figure out which Hebrew tribe they are descended from?

If their tribal name is "Bnai Manasae" (sons of Manasseh) my guess is that they are of the half-tribe Manasseh, one of the two sons of Joseph. Their ancestors would have been removed from Israel by the Assyrians circa 750-720 B.C. That they have maintained their worship tradition for these 2700+ years is remarkable.

15 posted on 12/22/2012 12:32:32 PM PST by Guyin4Os (A messianic ger-tsedek)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

There are no ‘ten lost tribes’. According to the scriptures:

Jesus and Mary were from the tribe of Judah.
Anna, a prophetess, was from the tribe of Asher.
Zacharias and his wife Elizabeth were Levites.
Paul was of the tribe of Benjamin.

These are four of the twelve living in Christ’s day, leaving eight tribes left.


16 posted on 12/22/2012 12:49:00 PM PST by aimhigh ( Guns do not kill people. Planned Parenthood kills people.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
With all my heart I wish that Christians would study the plan and the history of Israel. In 1 Kings 11 and 12, 2 Kings 17, which show how the Kingdom of Israel was divided into 2 kingdoms which became two nations, two peoples, two destinies. Read Hosea and see how God divorced Israel but not her sister Judah. See where Jesus said, “He came only for the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” And that Gal 3:29 states that if you are IN Christ Jesus, YOU ARE ABRAHAM'S SEED (sperm in the Greek), I am in Christ Jesus, does that make me Abraham's seed? The New Covenant is only given to the house of Israel and the house of Judah...never says anything about the church. So who am I as a New Covenant Believer, Judah or Israel? How does all of this fit together? The church doesn't quite answer all of this.
There is a website, with a free ebook, an easy read which will clarify all of these issues. www.forthispurpose.tv
17 posted on 12/22/2012 1:56:45 PM PST by ladyL
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To: blam

These men look faintly Mongolian, like the folks out on the Steppes.


18 posted on 12/22/2012 2:07:24 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: seenenuf
Then again, living in India, as a Jew, can’t be so hot either.

The Jews in India may not have had the economic opportunities of the ones in Europe, however, they have lived safely and securely without discrimination or hate through all the years they have lived in that land.Even the Indian muzzies largely left them alone.

The same cannot be said about civilized eastern and western Europe, where periodically they have faced the horrors of progroms, discrimination, and even a mass extermination effort. What is the point in wealth, if one fine day they take it all away including their lives for being jewish. Even Israel, and previously Palestine, they are targeted for being jews.

So India may not have been "not so hot", but at least their lives, property and way of life were secure. I think the only other place where the jews have been at peace is in North America.

19 posted on 12/22/2012 2:11:12 PM PST by Moorings
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To: SuziQ
"These men look faintly Mongolian, like the folks out on the Steppes."

Until about 200BC, all the people on the steppes looked like Celts...in fact that was their DNA.

20 posted on 12/22/2012 2:35:58 PM PST by blam
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To: seenenuf
Feeling lucky to be born in the USA even with
creeping Socialist crap now reaching our anklesWhite House.

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Ahh, fixed that ---

21 posted on 12/22/2012 4:02:20 PM PST by imardmd1 (An armed society is a polite society -- but dangerous for the fool --)
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To: Dr. Sivana
The headline made me think of the tribe of this Indian Jew:

Beautiful photo!

I see in the center of his headdress band is
what looks like a Union Jack, blue St. Andrews Cross
surmounted by that of St. Jorge -- red with gold --
for nobility (?).

Is he Choctaw also? /sarc

22 posted on 12/22/2012 4:12:15 PM PST by imardmd1 (An armed society is a polite society -- but dangerous for the fool --)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; martin_fierro

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Ernest.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

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


23 posted on 12/22/2012 5:52:37 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Bible prophecy being fulfilled.

See Ezekiel 37 and 39.


24 posted on 12/22/2012 6:20:38 PM PST by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: aimhigh
These are four of the twelve living in Christ’s day, leaving eight tribes left.

I worked with a an Iraqi whose lineage never returned from the deportment to Babylon, until Moslem persecution pressures drove them out just after the formation of Israel as a state. An IDF sergeant, grenade-wounded in 1967 while recapturing the Temple Mount lost in Tisha B'Av (70 C.E.). Entered service from the tribe of Manasseh. A fellow Research Scientist, stole a couple of my ideas -- still, as in Ps. 122:9 (on the tag below):

25 posted on 12/22/2012 8:08:12 PM PST by imardmd1 ("Because of the House of The LORD, I will seek thy good." -- Baruch HaShem)
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To: Moorings

I read an author, name of Lewis, who wrote that the Ottoman Empire was at one point very restrictive on exactly what type of work a Jew could do within their Empire, and limited Jews to working as slavers.

If I were an eastern European of Slavic ethnicity, I wouldn’t like the people who enslaved me, either.

To think that the Muslims made Jews enslave Christians in Europe and you have a pretty good idea of exactly why there was enmity of Europeans towards Jews.

A lot of evil has been perpetrated by Islam during the past 1400 years.


26 posted on 12/25/2012 10:03:12 PM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: Moorings; seenenuf

” I think the only other place where the jews have been at peace is in North America.”

Actually there were plenty of instances of discrimination against Jews during the early days of Jewish settlement. And Jewish history in the US is less then a couple hundred years old, by comparison the Jews have lived in peace in India since 8th century BC. So....no, India is still THE ONLY country in the world where Jews have lived in peace.


27 posted on 12/26/2012 10:46:22 PM PST by ravager (I)
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