Op-Ed: Help a Lost Tribe of Israel Return to Zion

by Michael Freund

Chairman, Shavei Israel

www.IsraelReturns.org

More than 2,700 years after being exiled from the land of their ancestors, a Lost Tribe of Israel is finally coming home.

In the farthest reaches of northeastern India, along the border with Burma and Bangladesh, live the Bnei Menashe (Hebrew for "the sons of Manasseh"). They are descendants of one of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel, the tribe of Manasseh, who were exiled from the land of Israel by the Assyrian Empire some 27 centuries ago (see I Chronicles 5:26).

Throughout their wanderings, the Bnei Menashe remained true to the ways of their ancestors. They observed the Sabbath, kept kosher, and celebrated the festivals. They never forgot where they came from or who they are, and where they one day dreamed of returning.

Over the past decade, Shavei Israel (Israel Returns), the organization I founded, has brought 1,700 Bnei Menashe to Israel, where they have been absorbed successfully into the Jewish state. Another 7,232 remain in India, awaiting their chance to return. And now, at last, their dream is poised to become a reality.

At a recent meeting in the Israeli Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, a government committee formally decided to bring this Lost Tribe of Israel back home to Zion.

This is a momentous development. It is a miracle of Biblical proportions, one that will help to strengthen Israel.

"Bring My sons from afar, and My daughters from the ends of the earth," declares the L-rd (Isaiah 43:6).

We are steadily moving forward to the great and historic day when the exile of the Bnei Menashe will at last come to an end, just as the prophets foretold.

But just what, you might be wondering, does any of this have to do with you?

The answer is: everything - if you take the Bible seriously.

It was the prophet Isaiah who predicted that the nations of the world would actively play a role in this historic process, and would help to bring back G-d's beloved people to His Holy Land.

In Isaiah 49:22, the Bible says, "Thus says the L-rd G-d: Behold, I will lift up mine hand to the nations, and set up my standard to the peoples, and they shall bring your sons in their arms, and your daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders."

From this verse we see clearly and unequivocally that the nations of the world will assist with the return of the Jewish people to Zion. Based on this, each and every one of you, as individuals and communities, has a Biblical responsibility to play a part in facilitating the return of the Jewish people to Israel.

Think about what this means: you can play a part in the unfolding of this miracle. You can "carry" the Jews back home as G-d wishes. You can help to make it happen, through your love, your prayers and your support.

Financial and bureaucratic obstacles are the only things standing in the way. We need your help to bring the Lost Tribe of the Bnei Menashe back to Israel.

So please pray for the Bnei Menashe and other lost tribes of Israel to come home, because nothing can impede G-d's will!

And please visit www.IsraelReturns.org to see how you can help.

In the book of Genesis (12:3), the L-rd makes a decisive promise to Abraham, and through him to all the nations: "I will bless those who bless you, and those who curse you will be cursed".

Notice that G-d presents each person with a very clear and unequivocal choice: you either bless Abraham's descendants, the Jews, or you curse them.

And in these critical times, there can be no better way to bless Israel than by supporting the return of Jews from around the world to Zion.

On August 24, the Bnei Menashe will be taking part in Glenn Beck's Restoring Courage event by organizing viewing parties in northeastern India. They are choosing to stand with Israel, just as they have always done.

Let's stand with them as well, and turn their dream of return into a reality.

How You Can Help:

1 - Pray: Please pray that G-d should open the hearts of Israel's decision-makers so that they will vote to allow the remaining Bnei Menashe of India and other "lost Jews" to come home to Zion.

2 - Partner with Shavei Israel (Israel Returns): Your donation enables us to bring the Bnei Menashe (members of a Lost Tribe) from India home to Israel. Please give generously so that, with G-d's help, we can soon see the miracle of return come true.

During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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The crisis at the border continues to worsen, with the U.S. Border Patrol recently releasing some shocking statistics that illuminate just how bad the situation has become. But Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is doing everything he can to prevent any additional unlawful crossings into the Lone Star State.

Abbott joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to describe recent action he has taken to ensure that those who do cross into Texas illegally know they came to the "wrong state."

After noting that both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris "have completely abandoned post as it concerns the Texas border," Abbott explained how "Texas is stepping up" to combat the flood of dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers and drugs he says are pouring into border communities.

"Beginning in March, I deployed a thousand Texas Department of Public Safety officers to the border. I deployed the National Guard to the border. And they made well over a thousand arrests of some of these criminals we talked about. They've apprehended more than 33,000 illegal immigrants coming across the border." Abbott said. "But because of the way the Biden administration has abandoned the border, we are now elevating our game. What I did yesterday, in response to more than a dozen counties along the border ... I granted their request for a disaster declaration," he added.

Abbott went on to describe how his disaster declaration gives Texas the authority to toughen penalties for lawbreakers, including criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking.

"We're going to begin arresting everybody coming across the border and charging them with criminal trespass and putting them in jail. They are coming in here, thinking they'll get the Biden free-ride, and go wherever they want to go. Not in the state of Texas. We'll start arresting them right and left, and putting them behind bars, and saying they came in to the wrong state."

Asked by Glenn if he is prepared for the inevitable "media onslaught", Abbott simply answered, "We're prepared to see a reduction in the number of people coming across the border — because Texas is enforcing the law, period."

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California has gone to hell. Homelessness and violence have spiked. Civil liberties and businesses have been destroyed in the name of "COVID safety." Children have been brainwashed with racist critical race theory. And yet, Democrats want to use California as the test model for the entire country. Your state and your town are next. They want their FAILURE to become YOUR FUTURE.

Dave Rubin, host of BlazeTV's "The Rubin Report," moved to Los Angeles about a decade ago. In that time, he's watched it descend into absolute chaos. While most of his news and comedy friends have fled, Dave tells Glenn Beck why he's riding it out and how the rest of the country must save itself from progressive policies and "evil" governors like Gavin Newsom — or else the great American experiment will be over.

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