November 17, 2006

"Lost Tribe" of Indian Jews Migrates to Israel

More than 200 Jews from India's northeastern Mizoram state have emigrated to Israel, religious leaders said. "A total of 105 people left for Israel on Thursday, while another 103 people went Wednesday with the Israeli Prime Minister's office formally inviting them," said Israeli rabbi Hannoch Avizedek. Some 800 people from Mizoram and neighboring Manipur state have migrated to Israel since 1994.