Monday, October 21, 2013

‘Lost’ Indian Jews come to Israel despite skepticism over ties to faith

Haaretz (JTA) 20 Oct — Some 2,000 members of the Indian Bnei Menashe community live in Israel. Another 5,000 are waiting to immigrate — …The community has been permitted to move en masse despite practicing rituals in India with only glancing similarity to Judaism and claims of ancient Jewish ancestry that some politicians and experts find dubious. “
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