How Long Do They Have to Wait?

Michael Freund - 21 February 2018

The Bnei Menashe in the remote north- eastern part of India yearns with their heart and soul for Zion. For over 2,700 years, they have lived far away from home, longing to return. Over the past few years, it has been made possible for small groups of Jews to return from India. 3,000 of the 10,000 of the tribe of Menashe are now in Israel, leaving 7,000 still waiting.

For the elderly, it is hard to wait. In some cases, their children and grandchildren are already in Israel. They fear they will never see them again. Will they ever set eyes on Jerusalem in their lifetime? It is a long wait full of insecurity, but their yearning does not lessen. When will the redeeming word come? When will they get permission to go to Israel?

>> Waiting
The Bnei Menashe have been waiting patiently for 2,700 years. But now that there are possibilities of going home and groups leaving for Israel now and then, the yearning to go too is even stronger. They want to experience the miracle of returning to the land of their ancestors. But moreover, they want to be in Israel.

>> Finances
For 200 Bnei Menashe, there is a possibility that they will be able to return to Israel in March this year. Absorption in Israel has been arranged, but now there is the need for finances. Without money, they cannot make the journey, flights cannot be booked, so they will have to remain in India. How long do they have to wait?

Can you help the Bnei Menashe return to their home in Israel?

A plane ticket costs US $1100. If you would like to donate, please use the buttons below. Any amount is welcome. Christians for Israel hopes to help at least 100 Bnei Menashe make their journey home. We ask you to pray for them; pray that their longing to return home may be fulfilled.

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