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.
This article originally appeared at unitedwithisrael.org.
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