After their long-awaited arrival in Israel, members of a “lost tribe” from Asia known as “Bnei Menashe” toured heritage sites and prayed in some of Judaism’s holiest places.
The Jewish tribe of Menashe was exiled from Israel 2,700 years ago. Now, members of a tribe from Asia that believes they are Menashe’s descendants have returned to Israel.
Two and a half months after their long-awaited arrival in Israel, members of this tribe, the “Bnei Menashe,” began the ultimate tour of their heritage. Starting at midnight at the Tomb of Joseph, the tribe visited the grave of the father of their biblical ancestor Menashe, in the heart of Samaria, then continued to Bethlehem to the Tomb of Rachel, Joseph’s mother.
Finally, they arrived in Jerusalem for an emotional, early-morning prayer service at the Western Wall, the holiest place where Jews are permitted to pray.
This moving video was taken during these morning prayers.
It was a long night for the Bnei Menashe… Two and a half months after their long-awaited arrival in Israel, they went on the penultimate tour of their heritage. Starting at midnight at the Tomb of Joseph, the father of their biblical ancestor Menashe, in the heart of Samaria; then on to Bethlehem to the Tomb of Rachel, the mother of Joseph. Finally, to the Western Wall for an emotional, early-morning prayer service at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, the holiest place where Jews can pray.This moving video was taken on the men’s side during services at the Western Wall.
Posted by Shavei Israel on Tuesday, January 30, 2018
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