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Israel Aerospace Industries new ventilator production line, 2020. Credit: Courtesy.

UJA-Federation of New York to give $200,000 in COVID-relief aid to India

The UJA-Federation of New York announced $200,000 in grants to four organizations working on coronavirus-relief efforts in India. A $60,000 grant will go to the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) to be put towards a partnership...
Israel Aerospace Industries new ventilator production line. Credit: Courtesy.

JDC responds to surge of coronavirus cases in India

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, in coordination with the Indian Jewish community and its local partner SEWA Cooperative Federation, is responding to the surge of coronavirus cases in India by deploying ventilators to...
The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan dedicates the COBAS 6800 testing machine to the nation during his visit to the National Centre for Disease Control in Delhi, India, on May 14, 2020. Credit: Press Information Bureau, Government of India via Wikimedia Commons.

IsraAID to provide oxygen concentrators, supplies to India in midst of COVID crisis

In response to the devastating coronavirus outbreak in India, now at the epicenter of the pandemic, IsraAID will provide urgently needed medical supplies to the beleaguered nation. According to the World Health Organization’s weekly epidemiological...
Members of the Bnei Menashe community in India make matzah prior to Passover, March 2021. Credit: Samuel Suantak, courtesy of Shavei Israel.

Lost tribe of Bnei Menashe in northeast India prepares Passover matzah

The Bnei Menashe community in the remote northeastern Indian state of Manipur began preparing for Passover earlier this week, including by baking matzah at the Shavei Israel Hebrew Center in Churachandpur. The Bnei Menashe, or sons of...
New Delhi, India. Credit: Wikipedia.

Report: Evidence suggests Iranian link to blast near Israeli embassy in New Delhi

Indian terrorist group Jaish-ul-Hind has claimed responsibility for the blast that took place near the Israeli embassy in New Delhi on Friday, local media reported. No one was injured in the explosion, which took place on the...
Women from the Cochin Jewish community perform on stage during a culture event at Bar-Ilan University. Photo by Victor Yitzhak, Cochin Jewish Heritage Center.

Meet the Cochin Jews: Israel’s oldest Indian community

Whatever way you look at it, the Jewish community of Cochin is an ancient one. If you rely on traditional lore, the Jews of the city of Cochin in southwestern India can trace their roots...
From left: First Pvt. Ayala Tova Hangshing; Minister of Aliyah and Absorption Penina Tamanu-Shata; Shavei Israel’s Coordinator for Bnei Menashe Tzvi Khaute; and Shavei Israel’s chairman and founder Michael Freund. Credit: Courtesy Shavei Israel.

Group of 700-plus individuals from India slated to make aliyah

Israel’s Minister of Aliyah and Absorption Knesset member Penina Tamanu-Shata announced this month that in cooperation with the Interior Ministry, she is moving ahead with plans for the aliyah of 722 members of the Bnei Menashe community of...
Israeli travelers who had been stranded in South America due to shutdowns prompted by the coronavirus arrive at Ben-Gurion International Airport from São Paolo through New York on March 23, 2020, Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Flash90.

Israel works to fly thousands of Israelis home during shutdowns

The 3,000 Israelis who had traveled to India to take a temporary break from the whirlwind of life found themselves dealing very much with the reality of it as the coronavirus spread around the...
A celebratory bar mitzvah crowd dances with Moshe Holtzberg, orphaned in the Mumbai Chabad center massacre that took the lives of his parents 11 years ago this week. Credit: Chabad.org/News.

Orphaned in Mumbai in 2008, Moshe Holtzberg celebrates his bar mitzvah

Moshe Holtzberg, who was orphaned in the Mumbai Chabad center massacre that took the lives of his parents 11 years ago this week, was called to the Torah for the first time in his hometown of Afula, Israel, on Shabbat and celebrated his bar mitzvah on...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi make a joint appearance in India. Credit: Avi Ohayon/GPO.

Report: India warns of imminent terror threat to Israelis and Jewish sites

India’s intelligence service has warned Israel of immediate, specific threats to Jewish institutions and Israeli tourists in the country, Israeli and Indian media reported on Monday. India has shared with Israel specific information regarding advanced-stage...