YNetNews By: Gabi Neuman
For generations, thousands of the ‘Bnei Menashe’ tribe have been living in northeast India, maintaining Jewish traditions as they see themselves as one of the Ten Lost Tribes; a hundred of them fulfilled their dream and immigrated to Israel over the weekend.
Over the weekend, two groups of immigrants from Mizoram in northeast India arrived in Israel. They entered Ben Gurion Airport singing and dancing as they were warmly welcomed by family members they had not seen for many years.
With tears in their eyes, about a hundred new immigrants from the tribe of “Bnei Menashe” excitedly clutched their blue Israeli Identification cards to their chests, and spoke of a two-thousand-year-old dream coming to fruition. Shlomit tearfully hugged her sister who she hadn’t seen in more than twenty years, and Sarah said, “I tried to get here for so long … now we’re finally here. It’s so wonderful.”