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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Manassah, One of 10 Lost Tribes Found

Nadene Goldfoot
Who would have guessed that the tribe of Manassah would wind up on the border of Burma and Bangladesh in the Indian states of Mizoram and Manipur, but they had been found in 2007.  1,700 of them have already made aliyah to Israel and are integrated into the society with 50 serving in the army.  Considering that they are new immigrants into a very different society, it is wonderful that 96% are employed.    7,232 are waiting to join them and soon will do so.  The reason the rest hadn't followed suit was because Ehud Olmert's goverment had frozen their making aliyah then. 

The Bnei Menashe were exiled by the Asssyrian Empire 27 centuries ago  in 723 BCE and were "lost."  That's almost 3,000 years agom but they hadn't forgotten who they were.  They've prayed 3 times a day for all these years to be returned to Zion.    Because they had been cut off from their mainstream Jewish life, those already in Israel have gone through a conversion and the others coming will do so, also. 

They have been  practicing Judaism and were known as the Kuki-Chin-Mizo Jews or Bnei Menashe  in NE India. Both Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Absorption Minister Sofa Landver are behind the  immigration of the remainder's move to Israel next month, but there could be problems in the way.  Not only is this a precarious time but money is tight and absorption of over 7,000 will be costly to the government.  However, this is what Israel was created for, so it should take place and will be a great day for Israel. 

Comment  and picture from Egypt 6/27/11 from Cousin Denise re: Menassah, One of the 10 Lost Tribes Found
"You do know that Menassah and Ephraim were the sons of Joseph, Vizier of Egypt, and they were blessed by Jacob and
pronounced as a tribe of Israel. It is interesting to note that this "lost tribe" of Israel has been found in NE India in a state
called MIZORAM - EGYPT IS KNOWN AS "MISR" / "MIZR" and in Hebrew it is pronounced MITZRAIM which I believe ties
up with MIZORAM and indicates that the lost tribe of Menassah is descended from Joseph's son who came out of EGYPT."

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