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  • India's 'lost Jews' wait in hope

    08/19/2004 7:11:00 PM PDT · by missyme · 597 replies · 3,952+ views
    BBC News ^ | August 18th, 2003 | Geeta Pandey
    A team of senior Israeli rabbis is due to rule soon on whether thousands of Indians who say they are members of one of the lost tribes of Israel can settle there. Only 5,000 of the Benei Menashes have converted to Judaism Shlomo Amar recently led a delegation of rabbis to the north-eastern Indian states of Manipur and Mizoram where members of the Benei Menashe tribe live and practise Judaism. At the Beith-el Synagogue in the Manipur capital, Imphal, nine men wearing knitted skull caps read silently from the Old Testament. Four others stand on a wooden platform in the...
  • That myth-crap of 'Khazars,' pushed by R. Islamists and Neo-Nazis alike

    01/18/2012 2:41:19 PM PST · by PRePublic · 35 replies
    Ever heard about the 'Khazar' myth pushed by the Neo-Nazis/KKK? In fact, Jews are both a nation and a religion. the percentage of those with any roots in khazaria is so minimal, that there was only one non-historian "writer" that came up with the idea to say that the percentage is higher. As a penpal who is of Jewish background told me once: 'Before the WW2 Were were told to go BACK to Palestine where we came from... now the same haters don't even grant us that...' Hitler VS Khazar mythOddly enough, Hitler's "aryanism" and anti-Jewish sick obession was AGAINST...
  • Scholarly world abuzz over Jewish scrolls find [ Afghanistan ]

    12/31/2011 10:12:25 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 31 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Saturday, December 31, 2011 | Gil Shefler
    The Jewish scholarly world is abuzz over the discovery of ancient Jewish scrolls in a cave in Afghanistan's Samangan province, Channel 2 reported on Friday. According to Arab Affairs correspondent Ehud Yeari, if validated the scrolls may be the most significant historical finding in the Jewish world since that of the Cairo Geniza in the 19th century. "We know today about a couple of findings," Haggai Ben-Shammai, Professor Emeritus of Arabic Language and Literature at Hebrew University was quoted as saying. "In all, in my opinion, there are about 150 fragments. It may be the tip of the iceberg." The...
  • Israeli Government Allows 7,000 Bnei Menashe to Make Aliyah

    06/24/2011 2:11:32 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/6/11 | Elad Benari
    More than 7,000 members of the Bnei Menashe will soon arrive in Israel, CBN reported on Thursday. The Bnei Menashe claim descent from one of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel, which were exiled by the Assyrian Empire more than 27 centuries ago. They reside primarily in the two Indian states of Mizoram and Manipur, along the border with Burma and Bangladesh. Throughout their exile, and even after their one copy of the written Torah was lost, the Bnei Menashe have continued to observe Jewish traditions, including the Sabbath, keeping kosher, celebrating the festivals, following family purity laws, and remembering...
  • The Edicts of King Ashoka

    07/18/2004 7:46:23 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies · 1,714+ views
    Colorado State University Computer Science Department ^ | 1993 | An English Rendering by Ven. S. Dhammika
    Asoka's edicts are to be found scattered in more than thirty places throughout India, Nepal, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Most of them are written in Brahmi script from which all Indian scripts and many of those used in Southeast Asia later developed. The language used in the edicts found in the eastern part of the sub-continent is a type of Magadhi, probably the official language of Asoka's court. The language used in the edicts found in the western part of India is closer to Sanskrit although one bilingual edict in Afghanistan is written in Aramaic and Greek. Asoka's edicts, which...
  • Are the Taliban Descended From One of Ten Lost Tribes of Israel?

    01/09/2010 7:56:47 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 46 replies · 1,684+ views
    The Lid/jpost ^ | 1/9/09 | The Lid
    Every Friday night observant Jews bless their sons by saying, "may you be like Manasseh and Ephraim," the two sons of the biblical Joseph, who were the first Jews, born outside of the Holy Land. The blessing expresses the hope that, just like Joseph's sons, today's Jewish sons will hold fast to their religion despite the fact they live in the diaspora. Manasseh and Ephraim are two of the famous lost ten tribes, who were carted away into exile more than 2,500 years ago. Descendants of the tribe of Manasseh have been found living in India, and many of them...
  • Pakistan's Jewish Problem

    03/14/2011 4:52:00 PM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies · 2+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 3-14-11 | Tufail Ahmad*
       Home |Archives |Report #676 Antisemitism Documentation Project     March 13, 2011 Inquiry & Analysis Series Report No.676 Pakistan's Jewish Problem By: Tufail Ahmad* A Jewish family in Karachi, circa: unknown (Image courtesy: Dawn.com)Table of Contents Introduction I. Brief Historical Background: The Jews and Pakistan II. Main Characteristics of Antisemitism in Pakistana) Antisemitism in Pakistan is Interconnected with Pakistan's Other Perceived Enemies: The "Three Satans" – India, the U.S. and Israel (i.e. Hindus, Christians and Jews)b) Antisemitism is Used Instrumentally by the Pakistani Military c) Antisemitism is Used to Designate Threats to Pakistan, Such As the TalibanIII. Range of...
  • The Ten Lost Tribes: The Case for Afghanistan, Kashmir, and Pakistan

    09/24/2001 8:53:22 AM PDT · by xzins · 101 replies · 14,892+ views
    Moshiach.com ^ | current | moshiach.com
    What follows is initial evidence that links some people groups in Afghanistan, Kashmir, and Israel. It is thought provoking. HOWEVER, IN POSTING THIS, LET ME ENCOURAGE THE INTERESTED TO GO TO THE WEBSITE AND READ "OVERVIEW" IN WHICH THE CASE AGAINST THE TEN LOST TRIBES IS PRESENTED. Also, note that the "people of the book" as Mohammed called them (Christians or Jews), who converted to Islam, were considered by him to be totally Moslem and totally acceptable. The two sections below deal with Afghanistan and Kashmir. The Ten Lost Tribes: Afghanistan The Bible mentions the city of Medes as one ...
  • Did Israel's Lost Tribes end up in Afghanistan?

    02/02/2002 9:22:59 PM PST · by CommiesOut · 95 replies · 1,032+ views
    Reuters ^ | 03 FEB 2002 | Tom Heneghan
    Did Israel's Lost Tribes end up in Afghanistan? By Tom Heneghan KABUL, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Considering all they shunned and shattered in their quest for pure Islam, Afghanistan's now vanquished Taliban seem to have overlooked the awkward legend that they were descended from the Lost Tribes of Israel. The Pashtun tribes that produced the Taliban, one of the most zealous sects the Muslim world has ever seen, have traditionally traced their roots to the Jews who disappeared after the Babylonian Captivity in the sixth century B.C. The legend, which seems bizarre in light of Jewish-Muslim tensions since the creation ...
  • Tribe in Zimbabwe Proven to be Descendants of Biblical Hebrews

    03/07/2010 11:55:15 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 28 replies · 89+ views
    3/7/2010 ^ | 3/7/2010 | The Lid
    The Lemba tribes in Zimbabwe have oral tradition that their ancestors were "Jews" who left Judea about 2,500 years ago and settled in a place called Senna, later migrating into East Africa. After 2,500 years of exile, British DNA tests have proven that the Lemba traces its linage to the Kohanim (Priests) of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, After entering Africa, the tribe is said to have split off into two groups, with one staying in Ethiopia, and the other traveling farther south, along the east coast. Some settled in Mozambique, and eventually migrated to South Africa and Zimbabwe. Most...
  • The "Lost" Ten Tribes

    07/17/2008 4:35:12 AM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 117 replies · 313+ views
    Things To Come -- A Journal of Biblical Literature | July, 1894 | Editors
    THE "LOST" TEN TRIBES In a recent discussion of the subject, by P. Asmussim, in a German periodical, the writer shows that the ten tribes never were "lost." Both in the Books of Kings and in the Assyrian inscriptions we have records of the deportations of the inhabitants of the Northern Kingdom, and in leading particulars the accounts agree. In 734 Tiglath-Pileser led into captivity the people of Gilead and of Galilee, and the districts of Issachar, Zebulon, Asher, Naphtali, Northern Dan, Eastern Manasseh and Gad were incorporated into the Assyrian monarchy. The last king of Israel accordingly ruled over...
  • Journey to the East [Looking for the Lost Tribes of Israel}

    08/15/2002 2:39:11 PM PDT · by LostTribe · 40 replies · 475+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 8, 2002 | BRET STEPHENS
    <p>Sometime around the year 1165, a Spanish Jew named Benjamin ben Jonah set out from his hometown of Tudela and made for the East. After reaching Constantinople, he headed south for Cyprus and the Holy Land, cut eastward through Damascus to Baghdad and Persia, then circled around the Arabian peninsula to Egypt. Six years later he returned to Europe and published an account of his adventures, known to posterity succinctly as "The Travels of Benjamin of Tudela."</p>
  • 'Lost tribe of Israel' arrives in Jewish state

    08/30/2007 9:53:38 AM PDT · by NYer · 126 replies · 2,418+ views
    WorldNet Daily ^ | August 30, 2007 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – One-hundred-seventy-four people from a group of thousands in India that believes it is one of the 10 "lost tribes" of Israel landed here this week, fulfilling for many a life-long dream of returning to what they consider their homeland. Shavei Israel, a Jerusalem-based organization led by American Michael Freund, hopes to bring to the Jewish state the remaining 7,000 Indian citizens who believe they are the Bnei Menashe, the descendants of Manasseh, one of biblical patriarch Joseph's two sons and a grandson of Jacob. The tribe lives in the two Indian states of Mizoram and Manipur, to...
  • Section Of Ancient Canal Discovered In Northern Iran

    08/27/2007 3:18:08 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 393+ views
    Mehr News ^ | 8-25-2007
    Section of ancient canal discovered northern Iran TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) -- A team of Iranian and British archaeologists have recently discovered a 50 kilometer section of an ancient canal near the Gorgan Great Wall in northern Iran’s Golestan Province. “The canal was used to transfer water from the Gorganrud River to the people who once lived in the vicinity of the wall, moats, castles, and brick kilns,” the team’s Iranian director Hamid Omrani told the Persian service of CHN on Friday. This section of canal was still in use, but for a different purpose, up until the 1979 Islamic...
  • After millennia in India, lost tribe returns to Israel

    09/30/2006 2:42:52 PM PDT · by Traianus · 41 replies · 1,685+ views
    Asia News ^ | 09-30-2006 | Asia News
    30 September, 2006 ISRAEL - INDIA After millennia in India, lost tribe returns to Israel The presumed descendents of the Bnei Menashe, one of the 10 lost biblical tribes mentioned in the Bible, are about to leave India after 2,700 years. They will reside in Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Tel Aviv (AsiaNews/Agencies) – A group of 218 people from a mountainous area of north-eastern India are about to be welcomed in Israel. These are the presumed descendents of the Bnei Menashe tribe, one of the 10 lost biblical tribes lost after the exodus from the Promised Land,...
  • Origin Of The Celts - Caucasian, Not European

    08/20/2006 5:01:46 PM PDT · by blam · 41 replies · 1,818+ views
    Origin of the Celts - Caucasian, not European The Celts are Circaesir from Circaesya, who lived on the Sea of Grass in what is now west Kazakhstan until late in the second millennium B.C. They were by their own definition a linguistic group, but now they are a culture. Contrary to popular belief, they had nothing to do with European inhabitants known to archaeologists as the 'Beaker folk' and 'Battle Axe people'. The 'Urnfield people' farther east were Circaesir, and obviously related to the Celts. Their descendants integrated with Celts in central Europe. Tradition suggests that the Celts left the...
  • ZOT! "MELUNGEONS" THE "10 LOST TRIBES OF ISRAEL"

    09/18/2005 1:06:51 AM PDT · by ken62 · 107 replies · 2,593+ views
    I am a MELUNGEONS | ken62
    SHALOM!:IF YOU HAVE A HOLLY BIBLE READ, READ WHAT IT SAYES IN GENESIS CH:12:1-3.AN DO WHATCH OUT ABOUT MAKIGN WISE CRACKS ABOUT MY PEOPLE."GOD" PUT US HERE OVER 4000 YEARS AGO.FOR SAFE KEEPING CAUSE WHO WOULD LOOK FOR US OVER HERE.SO UNLESS YOU ARE NOT A BELIVER IN THE "GOD" OF ABRAM WHO BECAME LATTER ON BECAME ABRAHAM. THE FATHER OF THE JEWISH NATION.WE ARE WHAT SOME CALLED THE LOST 10 LOST TRIBES OF ISRAEL.WE WERE NOT LOST "GOD" JUST PUT US IN A "VERY VERY" SAFE PLACE. SO IF YOU HAVE A "BIBLE" READ,GENESIS 12:1-3. AND BE CAREFULLY FROM...
  • 'Lost tribe' of Israel Faces Summer Evac

    07/05/2005 6:12:42 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 17 replies · 912+ views
    WND ^ | July 5, 2005 | Aaron Klein
    FROM WND'S JERUSALEM BUREAU 'Lost tribe' of Israel faces summer evac Group believing it descended from Joseph among those targeted for ouster in August Posted: July 5, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Aaron Klein © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza -- They claim to have been forcibly exiled from Israel 2,700 years ago. Following intense lobbying, hundreds recently arrived in the Jewish state from India to settle in what they believe to be their homeland. Now residing in the Jewish communities of Gaza, the group is once again facing exile, this time at the hands of the Israeli government. Meet...
  • End of 2,700-year exodus for India's lost tribe of Jews

    04/24/2005 4:40:48 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 9 replies · 1,091+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sun Apr 24, 2005 04:51 AM ET | Simon Denyer
    AIZAWL, India (Reuters) - In unison they dip their middle fingers into their plastic cups of grape juice, calling out in Hebrew the names of the 10 plagues they believe their God sent to curse the ancient Egyptians. Plastic Israeli flags and photographs of Jerusalem adorn the chipboard walls. Saturday's feast could have been a celebration of Passover anywhere in the Jewish world, but this is no ordinary celebration and these are no ordinary Jews. In India's remote hill states of Mizoram and Manipur, thousands of people who believe they belong to one of the Biblical 10 "lost tribes" of...
  • Who Were The Celts?

    09/26/2002 8:29:44 AM PDT · by blam · 121 replies · 1,828+ views
    Ibiblio.org ^ | unknown
    Who were the Celts? The Celts were a group of peoples that occupied lands stretching from the British Isles to Gallatia. The Celts had many dealings with other cultures that bordered the lands occupied by these peoples, and even though there is no written record of the Celts stemming from their own documents, we can piece together a fair picture of them from archeological evidence as well as historical accounts from other cultures. The first historical recorded encounter of a people displaying the cultural traits associated with the Celts comes from northern Italy around 400 BC, when a previously unkown...
  • Report: Israel to adopt 'Lost Tribe'

    04/03/2005 11:49:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoHebrew · 72 replies · 2,409+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | April 2, 2005 | JPOST STAFF AND AP
    A special team of rabbis from Israel will soon be sent to the Indian-Myanmar (Burma) border in order to convert thousands of members of a local tribe who have been recognized as Jews by Israel's chief Sephardi Rabbi Shlomo Amar, The Times of London has reported. According to the report, the tribesmen have been defined as members of the lost tribe of Menashe. Once converted, they would be able to immigrate to Israel based on the Law of Return. The mission is reportedly funded by a group of Christian Evangelicals. About 800 members of the 'Bnei Menashe' have been brought...
  • The Lemba (The Black Jews Of Southern Africa)

    03/14/2005 6:53:09 PM PST · by blam · 56 replies · 4,092+ views
    T h e L e m b a The Black Jews of Southern Africa Historical Introduction Over 2,700 years ago, the Assyrians exiled the ten tribes of the Kingdom of Israel. "In the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of Assyria captured Samaria and he carried them away to Assyria and placed them in Halah, and on the Habor, the river of Gozan, and in the cities of Medes." In the years 722-721 BC (over 2700 years ago), the Ten Tribes who comprised the northern Kingdom of Israel disappeared. Conquered by the Assyrian King Shalmaneser V, they were exiled to...
  • Jewish Stories for a Lost Tribe of Israel

    12/18/2004 4:58:04 PM PST · by yonif · 8 replies · 800+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 15:23 Dec 17, '04 / 5 Tevet 5765
    For the first time, members of a Lost Tribe of Israel in northeastern India will be able to read about great Jewish figures from the Talmud in their native tongue. The Shavei Israel organization, a Jerusalem-based group which assists “lost Jews” seeking to return to the Jewish people, has just published a collection of stories about Jewish sages in the Mizo language, which is spoken by the Bnei Menashe in the Indian state of Mizoram. The Bnei Menashe claim descent from the lost tribe of Manasseh, who were exiled from the Land of Israel by the Assyrians over 2,700 years...
  • The Lost Tribes - Will They Return?

    11/07/2004 1:58:00 PM PST · by yonif · 10 replies · 526+ views
    OHR ^ | October 2004 | Rabbi Yirmiyahu Ullman
    In the first installment we saw that according to our sources, the Lost Tribes were exiled south to Ethiopia, and East through Syria, Iraq, Iran, India and China. In the second installment we located peoples that may be remnants of the Lost Tribes living in those places and explored whether they or their customs are Jewish. In this final installment, we'll explore the possibility of the Lost Tribes reaching Japan and conclude with a discussion of whether the Lost Tribes will ever be re-united with the Jewish people. While there is no explicit mention in our sources of the Tribes...
  • The Lost Tribes – Where Are They Today?

    09/04/2004 9:19:56 PM PDT · by yonif · 123 replies · 3,071+ views
    OHR ^ | 28 August 2004 | Rabbi Yirmiyahu Ullman
    Regarding your question as to where the Lost Tribes were exiled, we saw in the previous installment that according to our sources they were exiled south to Ethiopia, and East through Syria, Iraq, Iran, and as far as India. [This should not be confused with those Jews who settled these lands much later, after the Exile in Roman times]. In addition, while discussing whether the Tribes will be re-united with the Jewish people in the future (which will be brought in detail in the next installment), Tiferet Israel (Sanhedrin 10:3) mentions that there are remnants of the Tribes living in...
  • Identifying "Lost 10 Tribes"

    12/26/2003 1:39:12 PM PST · by BenAriel · 9 replies · 171+ views
    Brit-Am Israel ^ | December 25, 2003 | Yair Davidiy
    BRIT-AM LIST OF PROOFS CONCERNING THE LOST TEN TRIBES BIBLICAL The exiled Israelites were to become one of the most numerous groups of people on earth (Genesis 15:5 22:17 24:60 32:12 Numbers 23:10 Deuteronomy 1:11 Isaiah 10:22 24:16 26:15 Hosea 1:10); to be the most powerful (Genesis 27:9 Numbers 24:7 Michah 5:7-9), to be the richest, to possess the most mineral and agricultural resources (Genesis 27:28 49:25 Deuteronomy 33:13-16 Hosea 2:8), to live in the best places (Isaiah 41:8-9), to be in islands (Isaiah 42:4 49:1-6 Jeremiah 31:9-10), peninsulas (Jeremiah 31:8), and at continental extremities (Deuteronomy 33:13 Isaiah 24:16 26:15...
  • Genetic evidence links Jews to their ancient tribe

    04/11/2003 5:14:00 AM PDT · by Asher · 339 replies · 2,948+ views
    Jerusalem Post (originally) ^ | November 20, 2002 | Judy Siegel
    Genetic evidence links Jews to their ancient tribe By Judy Siegel JERUSALEM (November 20) - Genetic evidence continues to provide additional proof to the claims that the Jewish people are descended from a common ancient Israelite father: Despite being separated for over 1,000 years, Sephardi Jews of North African origin are genetically indistinguishable from their brethren from Iraq, according to The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. They also proved that Sephardi Jews are very close genetically to the Jews of Kurdistan, and only slight differences exist between these two groups and Ashkenazi Jews from Europe. These conclusions are reached in an...
  • Missouri Cherokee Tribes proclaim Jewish Heritage

    02/21/2003 1:42:37 PM PST · by vannrox · 252 replies · 7,970+ views
    Christians Unite dot com ^ | February 7, 2003 | Editorial Staff
    Missouri Cherokee Tribes proclaim Jewish Heritage by Staff February 7, 2003 The Northern Cherokee Nation of the Old Louisiana Territory has recently shocked the world by claiming their ancient Oral legends tell of a Cherokee migration made to America from the area known as Masada. This startling evidence is being offered to the public by Beverly Baker Northup whom is the spokesperson for their organization. The evidence offered in support of this connection to Cherokees escaping the mountain fortress of Masada is based in part of what Northup claims is stories passed down from elders and the similarity between ancient...
  • Was Troy a Metropolis? Homer Isn't Talking

    10/21/2002 10:13:37 PM PDT · by LostTribe · 20 replies · 440+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 22, 2002 | John Noble Wilford
    Was Troy a Metropolis? Homer Isn't Talking By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD new Trojan War has broken out. In the warrior roles of Achilles and Hector are two respected professors on the same German university faculty who could not differ more fully and vehemently over what to make of the ruins at the presumed site in western Turkey of the legendary siege in the 13th century B.C. immortalized by Homer. One adversary, an archaeologist who has directed excavations there since 1988, contends that he has found telling evidence of Troy as a much larger and more important city than previously thought....
  • The Identity Movement

    05/11/2002 1:44:02 PM PDT · by Chunga · 48 replies · 468+ views
    americanreligion.org ^ | updated 6/16/97 | americanreligion.org
    THE IDENTITY MOVEMENT What has come to be known as the Identity Movement was previously termed Anglo-Israelism or British-Israelism. It is composed of those individuals and groups who identify the present day Anglo-Saxon people as the direct biological descendants of the ancient Israelites and, as such, God's chosen people, the heirs of all God's promises to Abraham and his progeny. The ten lost tribes of Israel, the former northern kingdom, are sharply distinguished from Judah, the ancient southern kingdom centered upon Jerusalem, which consisted of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin and some Levites. In like measure, modern Anglo-Saxons (Israelites)...