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252 new immigrants arrive in Israel


January 1, 2021

Eleonora Shiluv/Ministry of Aliyah and Integration

New immigrants from the Bnei Menashe community step off the plane at Israel's Ben-Gurion International Airport, Dec. 2020.

(Israel21C via JNS) - Immigrants from the Jewish "lost tribe" of Bnei Menashe landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport this week to build a new life in Israel.

Hailing from Northeast India, the Bnei Menashe community is said to be descended from the Lost Tribes of Israel - specifically, the tribe of Menashe - that scattered across the globe after being exiled at the end of the First Temple period in the eighth century BCE.

The 252 new immigrants, who made their way to Israel this week with the help of the Ministry of Aliyah and Integration and the Shavei Israel organization, joined the...

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