16 October 2018 - 8 Heshvan 5779 - ח' חשון ה' אלפים תשע"ט
“Lost tribe” couples remarry E-mail

Ten Indian-Jewish couples from the B’nei Menashe “lost tribe” were married in a Jewish ceremony in April at an absorption centre in northern Israel.

The group remarriage ceremony in the Kfar Hasidim community was part of the couples’ formal conversion to Judaism. The couples ranged in age from their 20s to their 70s.

The couples were among 102 new immigrants who emigrated from Mizoram, India, in late February. Their aliyah was facilitated by the Shavei Israel organisation, which tries to find lost Jews throughout the world.

“After realising their dream of making aliyah and returning to the Jewish people, the 10 B’ nei Menashe couples now have an additional reason to celebrate,” said Shavei Israel founder and chairman Michael Freund in a statement. “They have now been remarried in a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony which symbolises the new lives they are building here in the Jewish state.”

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