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June 13, 2005
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A community center was opened in Israel for a group from northeastern India that says it’s descended from one of the biblical Lost Tribes. The center for B’nei Menashe immigrants was inaugurated recently in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba and has begun offering daily Hebrew language classes, along with instruction in other subjects. The center is sponsored by the Kiryat Arba local council and Shavei Israel, a Jerusalem-based organization aiding “lost Jews” who wish to return to the Jewish people.

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