These incredible photos show members of an Indian-Jewish ‘lost tribe’ moving to Israel

February 14, 2017

    Members of the Bnei Menashe Jewish community celebrate Hanukkah, Dec. 8, 2015

One hundred and two members of the Jewish community in India, who trace their heritage to one of Israel’s lost tribes, are moving to Israel this week.

The immigrants, who hail from the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram — home to the second largest concentration of the country’s Bnei Menashe community, as they are called — will arrive in Israel on Tuesday and Thursday. The move is being facilitated by Shavei Israel, a nonprofit that seeks to connect “lost” and “hidden” Jews to the Jewish state.