The emergence of Turkey’s hidden Jews

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The emergence of Turkey’s hidden Jews
By MICHAEL FREUND [ Shavei Israel Chairman]
03/23/2011 23:11

Fundamentally Freund: the Donmeh community, numbering several thousand people, descends from followers of the false messiah Shabtai Zvi.
Shavei Israel
Non-Profit Organization · Jerusalem, Israel

Basic Information
58 King George St., 94262 Jerusalem, Israel
Shavei Israel ( reaches out and assists “lost Jews” seeking to return to the Jewish people. These include the Bnei Menashe of India, the Bnei Anousim of Spain, Portugal & South America, the “Hidden Jews” of Poland and others.
Please visit our causes:
Help Provide Passover Matza for the Bnei Menashe of India

Support learning Hebrew for the Jews of India

Return Lost Jews to the Nation of Israel

Help Support Kaifeng Jews in Israel

Help a Chinese Jew Study Torah in Israel

Sponsor a Hidden Jew from Poland to Study Torah in Israel

For 2011: Please Help Bnei Menashe Children Attend Summer Camp
General Information
The Jewish people are currently facing a demographic and spiritual crisis of unprecedented proportions. Our numbers are shrinking, Jewish commitment is waning, and more and more young people are leaving the fold.

And yet, simultaneously, an extraordinary awakening is also taking place. From northeastern India to southern Spain, from the coast of Portugal to the shores of Brazil, countless numbers of people are trying to make sense of their Jewish ancestry, wrestling with profound questions of… (read more)


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