II Kings 17:23
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23  In the end, Hashem removed Yisrael from His presence, as He had warned them through all His servants the Neviim. So the Israelites were deported from their land to Assyria, as is still the case.

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כג  עַד אֲשֶׁר־הֵסִיר יְהֹוָה אֶת־יִשְׂרָאֵל מֵעַל פָּנָיו כַּאֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר בְּיַד כָּל־עֲבָדָיו הַנְּבִיאִים וַיִּגֶל יִשְׂרָאֵל מֵעַל אַדְמָתוֹ אַשּׁוּרָה עַד הַיּוֹם הַזֶּה׃

 17:23   So the Israelites were deported from their land to Assyria

Members of the Bnei Menashe arrive at Ben Gurion airport

The northern kingdom of Israel is destroyed, and its ten tribes are exiled to Assyria. Unlike the exiles of Yehuda, who return from Babylonia after seventy years, the ten tribes remain in exile. These tribes are known as “the lost tribes of Israel,” as they disappeared due to persecution and assimilation. However, according to Jewish tradition (Sanhedrin 110b), these tribes will return to Israel in the era of the Mashiach. The Bnei Menashe, ‘children of Menashe,’ are members of a tribe from northeast India who claim descent from the lost tribe of Menashe. For thousands of years they have continued the Jewish practices of their ancestors, including observing the Shabbat and Jewish dietary laws, celebrating the festivals and following the laws of family purity. And, throughout that time they dreamed of returning to the Land of Israel. In recent years, thousands of Bnei Menashe have been brought back home to the loving embrace of their brothers and sisters in Israel. The return of the lost tribes to Eretz Yisrael is additional proof that we are living through the dawn of the era of redemption.

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  • Yes, I've read of 'The Bnei Menashe' tribe returning to Israel. I believe there are those in many other countries who say they are of the 'Lost Tribes'. It's so exciting for us to see the prophecies concerning these 'lost ppeople' coming true and what joy to see them come home. Yes, indeed the era of redemption is here, one can only rejoice and praise Hashem. Nothwithstanding the tribes were dispersed, Israel has not been, she stands waiting for this time in history. G-d's redemptive plan for Israel is being fulfilled, NOW!

    In Wales we have a song called 'We'll keep a welcome in the Hillside' by changing the name Wales for Israel it will speak of the longing Jewish people have to return to their home.

    Far away a voice is calling,
    Bells from memory do chime
    Come home again, come home again,
    They call through the oceans of time.

    We'll keep a welcome in the hillside.
    We'll keep a welcome in the Vales
    This land you knew will still be singing
    When you come home again to Israel.

    This land of song will keep a welcome
    And with a love that never fails,
    Well kiss away each hour of hiraeth/longing
    When you come home again to Israel.

    I have lived away from my home for 60 years and still Wales is my home, how much more the longing for the Children of Israel.


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