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finding the lost tribes


India’s ‘Lost Jewish Tribe’ Bakes Passover Matzah

By On April 5, 2017

India’s Jewish community is dwindling, but as long as they’re there, they’re coming together to prepare for Passover in the way Jews around the world have for millennia: by baking the bread… Read More


Southern Africa’s Lost Tribe of Israel

By On July 28, 2014

Africa is positively peppered with peoples of Jewish descent at every corner. You probably know that Jews hail from Morocco and Ethiopia, and perhaps also from Ghana and Kenya. But did you know that the south is Lemba… Read More

Kaifeng Jews

The Lost Jewish Tribe of China

By On January 8, 2014

On the southern bank of the Yellow River lies Kaifeng, the former capital of the Northern Song Dynasty and an important pit stop along the Silk Road. From the 10th to 12th centuries, innumerable merchants… Read More


Meet Nigeria’s Jews

By On May 10, 2013

If you thought the wonders of the Internet were best characterized by videos of cats on treadmills and Words With Friends, consider the experience of Shmuel Tikvah ben Yaacov. The web introduced him to… Read More


Manipur to TLV: Lost Tribe Landing

By On March 11, 2013

Last month, Mirna Singsit became the 2,000th member of India’s Bnei Menashe community to immigrate to Israel. As the video below shows, the wave of immigration with which she arrived was pretty momentous. To understand why, you have… Read More


Ten Lost Tribes

By On February 24, 2012

In the Bible, the Land of Israel was divided into twelve areas, one for each tribe (except for the priestly tribe of Levi) . But 2,700 years ago, ten of the twelve tribes were lost, exiled by invading Assyrian… Read More


Native Americans: The Lost Tribe

By On November 25, 2010

Looking at Jews and Native Americans side by side, you might think there’s no way to mix up the two cultures. Yarmulkes and eagle-feather headdresses look quite different, after all. But some early colonial Americans thought,… Read More

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