After their long-awaited arrival in Israel, members of a “lost tribe” from Asia known as “Bnei Menashe” toured heritage sites and prayed in some of Judaism’s holiest places.
The Jewish tribe of Menashe was exiled from Israel 2,700 years ago. Now, members of a tribe from Asia that believes they are Menashe’s descendants has returned to Israel.
Two and a half months after their long-awaited arrival in Israel, members of this tribe, the “Bnei Menashe,” began the ultimate tour of their heritage. Starting at midnight at the tomb of Joseph, the tribe visited the grave of the father of their biblical ancestor Menashe, in the heart of Samaria, then continued to Bethlehem to the tomb of Rachel, Joseph’s mother.
Finally, they arrived in Jerusalem for an emotional, early-morning prayer service at the Western Wall, the holiest place where Jews are permitted to pray.
This moving video was taken during these morning prayers.
STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS
My good wife Laurie and I (married 45 years), founded Love For His People Ministry in 2010. This work gives love and support to our friends in Israel and other nations with friendship and humanitarian aid. Through social media, Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel, it is a growing, effective organization.
Steve has also authored and published 36 books.
We live in the Charlotte, NC area and have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.
Ahava and shalom with blessings on ye head!