Onl a I\Q riElv:lslt 'to the I'ne~ .

Menaslne O'f' norttJl£lst: Indll~ Tibor Krausz Im,eets lInembelf'S, of till' LostTribe ofMilzos and KUlds who i,Jle' p'ursuJin9rJiUdailSllnlwi~ ,alll'ap:idl¥ dee!Plni'ns tervor as tihey walit 'to, liIiIilke aEiyalh
i ! l

"Wtl'~'til ~trooger:s here, ~fee1·, mg in e,~ne in QW' Q,WI:! hom.eland. " :~~~~E. ,,~uffiS'b1i~ Thl!.l.lglwih., ,3. ene- time Se'l,i'CiIl.'!h.d!ay Adlventist,. phone service 'arnnowu::e "SabIilalilii ,cilose,·'cm. amty otbe:r day; found Judaism. 1:1] l'9921.1:fi:er;. ,I.ooa~sCiliII caill b:u:agdisttt:ll~tlifOr she :says" 'r~ivill'lg 3, reeurrent viS'llblJ! in wblclilshe sa,w 42 .~ a mirnuJ:e '(8!rOund $1) frmu tire the Mount of God. shelteri.l!g worn toueb-tene phone !!Jt this tittle convethe CI:!QS>e.uof .r:sl'wd in. nience ki!lS.k But [,aday is Shabbat aod tile apooaJyptiiC Ullmderstorrn .. boolh's owner is a:'l home in a spmc,cimler= She was Living in Ratu, b,ef block. 'C1iJbicle at tim 'back, w.b:icbse~ both n!ltive viU!!,g,e iJ'iIii.orlhe.m as a li~pQ'~k±l:Cheil oDd asing1e-(.'.ot bedroom. wullls di-ssected ID~goll.JIUy by the unMbornm" where fOW" decades ,earlie~ a.P'~ntecO$I8j derside 'of ~t3iii!'S belollgi.l!lg !OlbclleSidlmoe abo,ve, She's II petite woman in a mined! Cihris~ian c,..Ued Cltala. 'rue Miz'il Proph~t." :had re'Wltil~ doche, and is just sayilDg Kiddmb IJV~ Styro:waro, cups of grope: jUD,ce ,a!I1d oeiv·ed his ewnvision 1I.1:mut chooo1abN:reml bi:sl:uiltS, beliealih 8. IPh'O~ am atligd w:ho revealed the copii:ed pin.up, of 'the Ten CO'Jillill':'l!MdmeJll8 MizQS to be aLest Tribe. rendered mw, the Mi;Z(l tOli!glIiii. ClilalEi's vision in~pii(-ed a spirirual ffiO\IIi!lniUlil ;11:1"111 has Sile reci.'tes 'the SIla;bbat bl~mg "v'erner [y,'o yoll.tlg S.Om; ,in p'h,onel:ica[ly sm'llcemm5forme:d 'LbeUfe of ,2j once :isgw:~ed, mwaif:dla .ooemorize.d Hebrew: "'May ,God make· YOIl l:ike Ephraim [mil M'<m<lsseh." Ske wtl:ers it lookil:lg people. C-onvinced matrer~!IJ.f-facUy:lhiil worQ, however, am she was sp~rlihla~l!i'a Jew, prellty ,loignmt' 3S·ye,a:r..old EstheT ThMgh,ulb lllegan s.e-arolriDg TIIIID\gluahbelieves he~tno, be a far~f'I11ng fo.r W!I OD5e'f'lr.Wt B'nei Me~h~ CODlmIlnit)< and in AizOIwl. Ithe capital ,ofMizoram, descendant of Ithe Biblical M<!miSseb. fa· 'iber ~Q ,one' (If th¢ ten Lost Tribes of Israel. ,she"s, fowd: 'one. Sb,e's DOW reclam.mg: that am:;ient hlWtage ~e p:l"ay'w Hasbelll e'Ve.l'y day to help us as a m~m'bcr ,of lliI.e 5 OOO,stnlfl!J B' o.ei retJiJm 1:0 [store I.• sl.te repeats. "We" meaDS " Mel1aslte (CItUdilien of Me~he) commushe: and .her 801m, Dael" ll,m.d SiimSQIl 7The boys, who, wear cl'OOhel£d yarmulltes nill' I:iving ill the adjomilng stares, of MizoraJIl aod M.ampuf mIl Mrth.east IndJa. and u.itz:it. speak wiUa a gra.vily .flw beYOlld l'ecardrop5 e:s:cape fto;rn bier eyes. ..[ tl:ieit age.&rli~ 'l1Itisy.w- '!hey had llicir Il]ways (;0' m. lor.t~ng; ~o ,D'lil;Q to Zion,'" ciNmlmcisio~lhey ,say, "MY!Do~y told,lIIs webl'ldlOob~y Pathlan," ,explllliru; Dael, usSb.e'IIPO]ci~ IlitrolliSD her iJlterprerer, ing the Mizos" trndlitiolli!.t llilIDe for God, "J BI'isl1evil. ZodiQglimti 4:5, 131. fullow B'nei Menashe. "B'iI~ I'm crymg tears of joy; ,. want to foRQW ais la.W'S<md teaeh olbe:r:s to dlolhaHoo. I wanUo bearobbi.;· Zodiio.glian:i, WOo begi~ t,owelip: "With ilU 'I;lllr lU~amJ. souts !md minds," sille says, Dae1 fmd Sannsolli study 'MI. tiime i:lllhe "'we'recb:ilWienlJf i'I(.Q~t Tribe," BespeelleB!rby Amiisha,v HelHew CenteT, a. r~Wi8sto'18cl.ed and prissy. Zod,lBgl!iam re~embles a ry yeshivah i1liQ. by Ihe e:pooiymous sehoo'Jmann;indeed she:h~mes<:,bools Jerusalem-based OU!Ieach (ir~aiiizalti.on. some 30 fel]ow Mizos ill basic Hebl"ew MId which serves fur a'llei Memtshe sruden!ts Wi l?uDUsb,es brae] T~ar!]gau {]~~I Hem.ldi}. II. II bm:er-day i:nC!ImlJ.tioB of !!be nditiolllll Idlri.cknewsl.el~er ca,· jrn,e.xs ,abowl Z'(nmimk {bad'l~!om' d(llTl1itary)l" where Jewi,sh CUSlQrI'IS. [!~W~ 1:srael. and, Mizo YOUllh 00ICf: learned tHeir ~ns fbr B 'nei Menashe comml.l!lrity updatestheir tr:i~ ri~, of passage. Btlll 'these' boys nowreceive their formative Weas from OrPleasele~ US go ~Q ~sra~I."she pleads"

T

an

men

Ihodo::\;. Judaism; owy doodles of Bailmilll CJliIiyo.lI£d o.n libe [lockm.i!!rked wall above theilr shared bed bB:mty Mlemative ,drleams. "~ teac'h. my ~OOlsliliIey'l] ave ~~Qme: h soldiers snd oof'Giu! ]sraeJ, '! says Tha:ngluah between .smging Hel»ew SQI'I~ iffidi tendhlg to her meag,er crcp of edible hi'biscw;, bitte.r cIICl.lmbe:i end balsiuIHlpple spITnlti'llg from till oa I cans lUI her asp" ..lt~f "',garden," "l' n die ~t!lppyinam di.e iIliJeIUSI1I.lem,'''

A

ROUND rns INDlAN STATE OF Mi.z.orrun, a mountainous .strip of IlInd wedg,ed. 'l;e!r:wet;!1il Mya:ru:nar 8mi BO'mglildes~, .1J.j~hprimoll'dilllli f-oresli lW'k lit the edg.es, of hurrnan h.abiitabOj] torcc1ai.m ~oill 10M to. rice: paddies and patebesof squash, sugillrcaneand mustard., Aizaw.l, its HlQWltaint,op capi.ta:! tying ,nl4.QOO feet and b.alllsl.mg. U:O,!}OO souls (WDO$i;.i :naml!', euriouly, raeans "lowlandgilDge,'), spr~ds a.oross the hills ike OI.sp:_rnwlirlg []loIitfige~ of

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liIilpdash alpine mocik~up$" Crn,wded togeiher ill suffoc3Jti[lg clusters 8.top' the

100

buy a !lew getup ,at [saae Ready~Made
Store, get a [irnq;ieoe at Joseph Watehmaker; The Bapt~sH"uIl SHALOM Medica] Cente,;. whoseac:rOlnlYw $mJ'las fm- Society fOifffiWAids .& Lifeline Ope:l1I~iO!li!1

Mizomm,. tri!:;u;smV·positive adClic'ts. who obminlhei r I7rellcriptiol'lS next docrst Zion Drug Store. Anrlmere'stile SbaIOOll Z.ion SYIl1!.g.oglle- the' cent,e. of tlte smal] commLllli'ty 'that lias 'lnktll its fa~cilleHon w:ith th,~Terah aad Israel to the: Ilext I,evel by
dieclaring it!lc~f J~WiM;

Ovedookillg !Ii vaHey clOv'e:redi in hl!llls nestled armOlig gjant tems, fuelarge weedframed afthir with ilS, cOITll,gatad. iron roof

sm.mm 0[1 su'ili~ atoiP !he 'o<lkied ccnerete skeleton of 8, fur larger Sy:Il8S0gu~ i.n Ilbi; HUlking. ll'S FriO:ay evening, 'but ~ooay is no

ordinary Sflaboot. "Mi.roram

Welwmes

Rav .EIi.:yablll A'I"khail. lb.eF01Ither Qif B'nei M(l~h.e. "proclaims a siyl ol1ts;ide. ,iii solelillllly festivi;! atmosphere lieigns inside. WeariIlg k..n.i«ed yannl.llkes dlriW']f.J.g w'irh, tziJZit, DJUmCil'Otls Bw:mese .B:U1d Lao-1QokiD8,

selves the Chilldrem ofMar.urwsi. A.n. orig;irnat,or (I,f~t te>1ter is sii:tWg .right here, A neatly groomed a.ctl)U1flil:al1il~ Ye.l.loshoo, Ngaihl:e,; 6]. founded. Ihe T:sm~l FnmUy Associatio.n in ] 97:2,. dttJiUed i:is members .B 'nei. Mr.tllashe. and appealed 00sU4;:cessfully for help to, B;(!:!l~ ei comw m(liIl.iitii~s pQ. Bomol'lY. to the Jewisll .Agil.rncy, ,ailldf.illa:Hy to Da.vid 'Ben·Ollrion. '''Hasihe:m first I"ev,ealed [0 B...1e we were Children of Mel'laSlileas [ ""1IS, iymg iml oodwillliI malarial f~ve[,"Ngii,ili.t~recalls. (SJ;mmanist.mimisb 'Iumed Cbristians, locals attach ~t impor'tancelO their dreams, interpreting Ihem. as visions and revelations.) He: [it',Ctlfved!his vi~ . $10m m.i1l!rl'i1 M~n:ipu.r m.depmc!ef1'l'~y. 1lIii! iasists. from CINd3.·'S own vision 'M"Q' decades eruiier i.n Mi2.Q.l'3m. hi l 979'. Ngaibte and, a
IlaDdfuI

!hey l-¥e:re d~ts o:U~\ AIloilow back in 1979.ilS ~i of'IDe Hebrew UlIiversity.lii~ cb:!lnced on OJ letter from 'the hitlilMD' urmeardof"Jew"S-ofNo~~ Arulia" who CiilI100hemt

i'om Miz.o:rnm.

·of utheir

self-d.ed3!rool$r:aeilll:es

A~ichl!:il., who OOOJi beca:...me convinced he was dealmg with F'fom alhick maaila folder,. N"gaibte fishes out his group's original :mani.~cslQ,. a typed booklet withbriule yell:owed pJges., l~ declares tn qUaint Enrid8~s (If Iaviinesmd gorSfl-s, fue cenerete btmgal.ows Ilndi the sl!mflti~sbangtd t:og~frm1J
strengthen Judaism III ll ve, act a Lost Tribe.

lkbrew Umvmi:~ wi'tO II pica fur books {if.! Judaism; their lettex wouad up lajhe haads of

I!I!iiLd Manjpl!JX'

wrote

to

tllIe

gl:ish; ".our Objectiv~ m: to <md di,e as WMI we m"l!~ llIe 100m of ij)lie Qfllle lOlribes.

weathered planks, - d.n Sh.C6lS and pl.8stciboards appear- like synth,e!ih;: fu.ngi OIl ill. ,cnrnlipletl gL",em bedspreiul. They cascade
down

pMc1p,itO'Us.l1lllsidies 'or balance p~,e, cariously beyc:m.d (be rim. (i·:f iock t~ges wilh of!i.ly ]OIllg Sotil!Sltotding them back. 'lIom free fall illto the EI~SS..
Look dOSCf' though. a..nd Aiza:wl whose Wbabitl,1'IIts Me predomliilnttl:lly ]'J!io~

Mizo men eStrai:11 for'l!i'''oo 011 t.nolded plastic chair'S, 'the better to hlUig all! every wold of <J:II c'h!lic.tii:yJ:.'ira~li. So, silitllo,g appr'Olprisit!!l.y scarves, :p:iUboll:. hateS imdl bonnets, some with '!odldl~f!, sll.mlg like paPOOSCi-S Qnlheir backs. On her zeal ~to OOJJform to OnbQd!ox Jiidla.i~m. one YlOWlJ woman has ~sed her 2-year-old in a yamullke and tziatt al:l1:ioll,gh the lOdd ler is II girl.) [n, town. f:or i1ilL:: ninth tiJJ!l~ siil1ce'ills Visit Ul ] 992, ~i Avicbail, .~ 72~yeru--Qld Bible teatclm' lUrned Lost Tribe bun.teI: Iirom J@fWlIieru, is regaling tIiIetn with, slorl~60l1l

a$ide'" do the

WOI:l])e'.JlI,.

pamdhlg tlashyh.~a

H<lmce we ru-en.eiimer 'b~ '00glec~,ed ncr be rejected by oW" I;m;)lhm, in Yismel." "Bill: we: :1iI£'ltt!r dat-ed ho~ 'we'd acli.ie .... so nmch," rn,1:Ule'S e NgailJle. whose 90=-yeM-<lld fatber. two sisters andllhcee brotile£¥; all post eonverston, !J.'O,w ]fveinKiry<lt Ali1:m IiliI.eS!l'IJJ~m.etlt IID]'•. MQl1e ,c'ellbiRly R@b'bi AvichaJil bas, Speameaa:il'llg Amisbav (My PeQpte ReIitIfiIs.)- which be f01lll1tdied m. 1975on,lhe :reqru.esl of his me:D!tof. ~~ltiIeLi chief rn"bb:i T~ Ye.hudaKook. with a view to bringing

~eMS Memoli.: 'IGod bas, ble.ssed

mi""

Christians - ta.k~ on theltappi ngs of a :sumal Zio:nls(sh~etl. Th,tH::i:ty l:!8!s~oca,li[ie$ caned Ca.llaal1l and Beth EI. and its main ilim,uughfare is Zion Sttel!t It's II bosy, z:.ipaggil1g, up-and-down oo@dQ.R which so
maD)' [Sfae:~ :S~lO'PS and: SI1l~ :p,ty 'Iheir trnde:. selling 'every-mil1.g from fuol:w',ear to haberdashery. tbat they S~iU like chains (Israel Electrica.I$:; Israel Detlfal Clinic. Isrnel Hal'dw",re; ..). Behin~ a brom:,estaJ~lJeof MaltllLlmlrl OWldl1i $"lands SolomQ[l·s. Cave So.hoppirng Cenl"e.r: IIdjro!inilllg il is Exodus Auto Parts. You can grab 1Jbit~ at Moses, Snll:ck Bax., bodk a tour at Joshua, Travel,

mt

"lest" Jews,to the .Promi~ LMd - he' has single:-li3!IJdM1y imemati.oDsUzed the lost

Jews, spiritedlY wilh Ili,s- sleilc.ler m8lll.cl!iWdlingers, be teUs thimll bow lie was tdielil fm.EI 5p}' in,K.a:lbmi:r. How be broa~: am. ' on. 'IheVOice of Am.~rDcato tine f.~htwl.S .'Afgnanisrmt lhat
O"vef the p;!ISt 20 )ream.Gesticulaling

his w(iddwid~ 1I8.'~lsin .~

of

.~st

Ttlbe asp:~rntiho:ns of ,Sili db.scil:re faraway p~oph'l;whUe also e-ntreoohing .Iocals :in their beliefu. Beforc h~ carne iil.oQg; the fol'k lIa.(iittonof M~~s (illmellto,g:e ·ofa dozen interrelated. 'Iribes whose colrective mlllw meaus "highJanders") had. mai.nmi.ned that

tliu:ir ancestors emli1irged.'from u1'l4'e'.l' a rock, l1Jechhiuiung, corkif,l,g lip the pOrlall:(I the' illIldie.nvorid ill sO'IJI:Ihwes-~m eil.igj!!i, from

JEWISHWORLD

Are They lor Aren't They?
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where tlley ml.grnte<J to IPresen~,.da,y rnmlia
8'rtlUILI:i,

A'~y BELIEVED !UN .A SINGLE all "powenul d,e,it)' whoS(l1 ~llanw Wag mboo. They drciumdsd th'elr neweems 0:1'1 the c:iginth ,day, They had priilSl'S who offe<t:edi amrml~ sacri flees In God .. Are we tElllkillg o.liloll.a Bibilical '15rndl~s't Yes and no. Nobccfi'"l1se these S.iill~]ar uUrlibul:el; of pre·rabbi nn'~ Judlllism lverc ODce a]le,gedly pnu:ticsd by i!i1tt-trelil~d trii)~5 il:1 me: [.!ldian slates of ~lIiplU Mel Miz-otam and Burma' Cliil:lSta:le, Yes; beCaUseUlIl:m~mU5Ilri~eople mow prof~ to bel SC!i,OJlS of Ihe Tribe: of Mk.:n~bc. one oflhe 10 Tribes of ~sl'3el seal in 722 BeE by ~he A:s·
~yri:iliIlS b:uo j;Jennanent le1tile. where they were.' lost to history. Ufl1i,1 :l'ecern:lly, pcmllps, Im]'ii~d1 by some 'OiFIbei,r 1~d1~ k... ,.' • • L~ em ,..... Ianons "1' I""'"'silmllli.!il tn t,q.o.:· . ",.,VC " l'9'SOs Ihil!l. ~11~ MliZWl; KlI.'ki . and

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'[fs, nlIl just l[ sp:~r.iwii'lUy mi&.!ll-lid:cd,a~b::mpl: ItO gh"e aunel ves alii 'idlewti:y we l dOI'l"t !I:mve," I:OU1IUen; 8,tIichM!'I~IDllIili •. dircc:t'or ·of Ai~wl"s Tribal Resealrcll 1111li~ lult;;. "'HoW'come we had ,s. ~-can~d R~d Sea ong [wl1il!:~h IDi:lltliotl!!, 'Iribes ems ins

tirnes M LrnmMe - ":otTer you Ihe 'b~ood of ~Ildj; lillIim::iI.·· 'Eqoote r>,Ii'lIiI.asia wilh Me!llash~ (.as .Avichail, .did lind yOtII·...1.l ' fOlJnd li.l ..~t liribe'.

"WhCN J)i,gil would" 't roam," silatl.gh~eJ:I i !iller) fic i'll;~~hicken, lind eall mi~;"IPmhian on hiB'h ~he ,C1:iilidrol1l, of M~Ij~ ~ - or ~O'ftle-

Aviehai] 1ih00tlgbit oUn:rwise. Mmyil1g his Lost Tribe theories to Mi~.o folk ta[,e.s, be mapped lout 'Ihel'li'bes' putative route from Israel: AfI:er wrut~ritlg ItI;m)U~~ Afghanistan. th~Himalayas, MQDgpUa and Tibet, the Tnbe of Mi.ma9be~~OOhed Il[Pin Kaifeng in ce!:l'tiai Clilina by tile: 1st Icell:ttIlY BeE. he posits. A few [le:mfiined becoming !l!Il.Cetors oflbe Ka:ifeng Jews (maiJilstn..am . hi ,!ory IrnC~ ~.e. origin oflCaifeJilg Jews: to jewish m.e:rduwts on, Ihe 8i.lk: R,allld a, mi.lI.mnium Ililter). The re$U decru'!iij)ed 'into c.a!.l'_ emocs mJ1l11.I1tams R 'YUlmaD Province. ~ They wouM soon flee Chinese: p.e>rsecutiGIiI 'IU BUrma (today MYMllllllJi) ariel, India.; en mute pri~st$ allegedly eon~1i!ed to band, d.O\qo ~a,gm;e:n:red!J e\~ish tradil..iO:IlIi nd rita uals D:ll. songs end SiDries•. seme of' ~!;IblCb w'Ol!IM mrvive in no:rt1leas~ mdia untU the
lll'llig'Or;lted 'by this, mnemic seal o:f lipproval. froorI.lhc mid-I'9SiO~ Ith,e rillYQriginal B'nei Men.ash\'! oommlll.Diies ~1l~6:zo:nw !I11d NJlIl'lipu'l" sl:arl:e~ ,swelling with ~!l(:~ j,n,g.nmllilxu ofM~s and Kultis rlhrillg res,p!ectively ill Mizoram ane:! M!IIrupur wlio along "\11th. tb.e Cl'Ii.11Sof Myaru:nar. have been cQl.le~livel:y called the' Slillinhm,g by eutsidmJ. "(hi;: neWOOm.elS ilt.iiI'i(llIDoed IIl:u:m·, seJ\I'I!S B'iilei Mel1l!lS.lte. urndef'!l'!'enl C'irc:Ullleision, ,alld obse<rvi.ng 51mbbat Much of !he: larger I ·ian'OOmIDumty also caine arol!md to' endol'Sillg Israelhe deseenras several pastom,lhemselv~ .n.tlWcollverts tQ, the rdi!81 ofLQ$t TrilJe,hood,.decided (0, mcU:lcr:uc tilew nCl(:ks with it "An lvliZQ6 love l$mcl," asserts H,~my L!lab~ga,. 34, Ii!. :siI:I.rven· paled bW'ly consl:iUctiolli engineer. La:lblllll:liSa says, be doo~'t want to "1:[l,egeon bi.s ..1lllLdaism. et he ,pro~I:lLims: "Trust ro;(;l, gD~n y ,EI cil8lllCe, iliiY Chi!'ist.liil:l1 Mizo win ,ootne to <'l.JI. lcs-raeJir"s. rescue ..Becal:l~ ,o:fMelil8Sill'l, 011;1"
JUIC¢$!or. w~'re

lihe I Glib c:enllMY.

am.va't OfCilriSl:i31l! missio:lii8.ri~"

I

.

Chiru; were Cllildrell of MClilllille, incl'i!8smg flurnbel:S.b~!r.m endersi!~gIh.:eli newlb.W:'id

,i

C'.III: pl!1}plc who· show Jewi~h SigruW1d COblVQrt 'ih~!'!I! !lI Jllld!i~ll1," R~bi EliycSJ~u Avkhoil prol1lJ.lUlllCOO them II Lost Tri~ FOllnd andadopted Ihcl:r eeuse to return to Israel. Thul'l ~~nll. 1i!1~lk~Ibolt! lhilt ye: alild 110 ilDOVe tlivo "'cry spt:\o"UI!l:livc ml)i'bil , AI~ ~~C evidence is in best c~:r()U!mlM~lnillili. TtnolJLgh, for one. Za:itlIiIDch·limll.gJ1, IfiO•. e. 'ilemlmisl!!'iessttrmed :l!ItS'torilllI1 I{nmi IU'aC~ d,eillg P:re$by~~ri1l,1I}'in Aizuwl. :hlls: O[l·J~ Zec:lcd 11oook"s\!,lonb of it in Iul:r 111rne]l\;{izo [d01l~[ly. ibest)]eller ~.. Mliliomill. 'iii "'h~m blfth ~1J·burill~. wehad n~rn,e~IJluS. clIIstnms mllitcll,il'ig these of 1smel ites ill tbe B:ible." is the eOIilClllSiQn slile d[t'W !l,f·
leUi' in~~fViewilig viUilge .Avi.c~lail's reque t).

.a.cting on his pnnci'pl.elilat "we tmw 10 10-

ISme!. hi.!!.' idenmy; and 8, q,uarter Ctllllnuy :!I!l~ ~ I ~dflill &i-eidl.l!ilIQse.~. !JM~~111~ FROM BIRTH'T<CI'le!ulnAL~ Za'~lhlilil1cllilluji1l~i Ii~n. ftom uue.blll.~, Jews.. S!:!!Ig :iie8<S .• wlsh signs ,;I Bllbllealclilul: Tnl.nrudtc sow-ces. ;md

j

u wide' seal, but never heard of the len C'Ol1lm~IiU~m~I1iIl"'? \~ suppcsedly reihot

j:o,'(JmEhI~SI~11U!~ !hELl leCtI~ 11IFib~ n:J\eindeed rc~ll:tcdl ~mehow to l3·ibliea~lsfSJelhes. Hill d!ci~$So 0'11 th~ basi$; of n Mallipuri Wl1l1Jt,elJr elilima~ph'l:r's anIlho[ogy of old wom-o(:.fiilOIi:lh folk !ililtlil. which ICCfli;Jin g<lrbled s~C'rics, of ~t\.'1I. efJIrth mm. 11 :pmhiS:lcnic' g~rOOV!. II flooo. ol1ld tllie ,~tle oflribe:s rnlllll!ln: OIIlmld of oil u.:S.-bom
]S1~]i

IJ'LI!mb'~.I'~~ M~lIIiull1e; bUlforgo~ albout AbJ1lluulfl, Moses alilill! .Dav.till'l" H illleIH,a;lkinI~ndbee~ta skepl~c. too ll!lIlil 'Ilis~ilreh convinced llIin]oiIL'Ierl~fise with i'i "llilll',l' peo;el1[" cert<liflily. Wn lli re1c:¢lill book •• Across Ihe Smmbh8,L Riv,!!'Jr,,'" h~ ~
j

furefal!be.r'sPro~ta_Il(ism

by

eonverting

1.0

bound '10 OIU' Israeli bl'Qtb., ers, Others 11JI!,vc'lmncbed, i.!illO ,C'olleC:li[Jg
ol!:i, f-olk tal~ lii:nditroaditio:ns to cO:!1!'!blaem

etdel'li

('0'11

e!;ght'h &y :~ ~nicst wmll~ .pass him ®..ro:u,ijh II '!oop ofvi.n~ arnd QfFer him m Palth.im, the Mi~lJs' Great Spiril, wln~ seereI 1'WTIie' w,;;I!S 'Vo. SOi'Of.l: ~Id~ aim rec.mlled wiln'CSsil\g in l!hJeir,oum "proper cil'w1Q(: i~iflf!.,. d1:Jri~ ; \wic.h a vi]lage IPliC'.'lt ~lerc,,-'da m.."'\\ilbom's: 'Qfesk:~n Wi~l ,01polN:u-¢ne quilt nrl ~'n1e or di:sc~, ~~rodil:.!lfY p:ries!!J who 'bdcmged to U slngle ,elm! (like Arurmiro pneslS) wollid
depil11 kill 00r!l000 alWt:l-'Ytside Ihe' mage

For ru;:~mJLlle}she

5<1)'5. 01'1 <I

newborn's

,gen lie IC:l~!!lg,A ".Jc'\liish·· !Darker V

lR.eoolitly. writing in the Bibllicid Ar· clla,eologkal Revile\\'. R:ivka. G(lIiIIil'II!. an I!;meU ethiWgftlpli!,e.I"" and Ro:mlldl h:'ndel • .01:11A ~ner.&e:""m ph,i~:ologiSit. p::ulirled H:l!llki n' 5 l'i1nd~iii,g)..And even FIDaUdn suggests 'Ihere's 110 w,<liyoflPwvilig his ense ~hort (If
I

mild rich soiL'"

:Fonny simnarrity ~oJS'meH~e eustems in th~ Bible, They "driS'CQv·er'(ld"their ~ncestors !lad been proto-mon()th~ists ilven bdore: 1;:0Rveriing. to C'ilristianity, offered <lilllimal sacdt1.ctl' ~o a god, ca.lilled, ya_.a.nd wwkct1! thenl'lme of a mysh:riolls mee.:stm caM,ed M,mmase or Malll3rs~a at ¢""'~ ,oeremol'ii:aJ Biblka,1 mbal C1!ISloms :as I'leadhwuill!l stood! in liIe \Va,l' of proof. '''Oidn.·t David also cut off Uii'i he'ad of Gotiath tl(jlpx'iJve
he',d sluin h~m'f" asks ZlIitliulndh:hl:JliI,W. 60, tbe MizllS' ~ttMlilJg 1:t00me,g;rowII auth'O'Il'1:y
!J'B

O,IJPO:l'illi:lllirly, ,evel! sucl:ll:ll~lalildy NOf

nOll-

el:lromlOsom,e bllJ> been, hQwllil 1.0 ·IUI'I!'~ liwd on [1'\ J~ws Dhrou~lU'n.l'lthe Dia :porn, and, :~Iaild'ilis planllJins ~o lake rsm,~HIna:

M:iz'omm MOInlipllr Ito test tine locals Ib:r II.
AIli!I:r1C3" g~!l~ticiS:ls.lo

• 'IN..

I1m!1

their plll,tltive [sraeli~e d.escell,t.

Yet for Sill !hat, millll)' M.i:z(ls. wh:ilc el'll-

JEWI'S'H WORU)
bracing thei:rs~lf~proclaimed lBi'Olica]beriltage, clearlyf~jlhe need to, rortUy their bel ie:fS willi con:lirmatioD by ,o\ltsid~l'i>."00 yOlll, ~hi:nk. e're it Lo~t, Tribe?' is ,E'! stap~le w query to,.Jl:rwl.sb f'Ore~gnel"8. Avicllaillmbors no d01!JhlS. and \IIIdler llis, tIlrre.lage untoLd 'llJUrnllers hii.v,e b~ for~ ti:fied in tIl,ell mO'Umllog bel.tef, ]m. 1989, with MizQ'mnl still uff-I,i.mits to foreigmJer.s because OfB sim_merirlg lIDti-l:ndian. ilJSlJlfIgeney" he d:ispark:hed a rabbi to Bombay to Comv~n, 24 Mim men mad w,ome:uu. WDO were' allowed to make a:J~yaliJ !he same yl1llV. "'The Mizos !l!rel'l't lewi$b~"Avicluril, allows. "Yet Ibey're descendants of j,eW$.,so pe:imitled ~(lretum t.o Israel" Al:ireless: ad. vocate of the Mizos ru:!!i Kulds, Avichail ~ s:in¢e!managed to bring some 8QQ'B '[lei MenIDihe 00' brae[; IlIreody (lJ()llvmed. they"rli ltving in, the (Tow Strip and WllSt Bat:Ik. And 'the fabbi is woddng iILowd to bring the rest under tile '00'00'11)"$ Law of Re~ - braelli's gt)'vemMen~ pefimitting.
after 'llIl'Iciergoiog cM'II'e;[$:ioo tliiey m1!ls1 :be'

emergen.ce as proof fat the ~nd.gf~d1aysin,gaU!erigg of the ,exUes to 1s~1, whi.c:liIboc-. alds tile ,ooming oftli(l messiah and the eonstruction QftheThmp:~e. The B 'nei Menashe i:n rum "eveTelileir Moseswl:lo will ilead his Jorng.mislltid Hook. back to th(l Promised LMJId plane]oa.d hy !lew p,]orn.eloooj a !i.eiN' ba~ch.of 7l Mizos a.rriv,ed in Israel last June, "~obi A\i'ic:liliiU is oW" be.ram l'ell€ll>l [hepherd]./' 'lO~I.I.II'leers EIi~(lr $ela" the cOIlImu:n:ity's 60year-eld caJiltor who Tenmmed! most of his alae children (now 1ilerweeiu.dile ages Qf20 and 36, all of whom har\fCI:ImdeaUyah) af~ ~er "beroes o:Usra.r!I'·- AUeoIlbySeta, G!.l· non Sela, Rahim Sela, "We were I1ke Shy sheep w;u:Jlde:nl:l,g aim.~essly ill '!he jungl.e' when 'rille ra'bbi arp:pem:oo and found LIS." Fermer s~mi.llOmadi!i who Cl;;liUill'll.eto pt8ctioe 5iash-and-bililnj/uI11l cul~ivalioD.,lecals ha\lB ru,w~ made a secret (If not r~lmg .at home in hldi." where,· a:phm S<I.y Ilbey arrieed fiulLl Chilil.J . Mlltl, only !WOund four ce.[]/Ililli~ ago. SOQIiI arfter !'I plague of rats i:nd'l!!ced sta:tewidiii: frunine. by de:vourir_n:g :rice and v,egetall:de cro,l'S in 19:59 (:i.n~~.erestil:l,gly. YC!i!ro.hhe lUt in theCliri· llil:l n~ zodiac), theY'rose OIgai~t fudialli rule, (To th:ili! &y rebel .bands are holding ou.t in Manipur.) ntey"re strangem irn II smmge 'Ioo.d d!J;;Ji,lib!~; II. Iarge:~y fo:rgottellJ eth:ruicmi~
polS, Ull.nf you meet Muomm's h~d of ·state. ChierMitiistlf!f Zommtnooga :lIeCeiWlS meim hits bUtlCliEliIb&citildla il~OP.Aim~!j'I,'s biilhe'St ~. "We derive ou!" mspirnLtOIl '6'omtbe will of A~ ond,lhe political eo~~riel!lcl.i of ~srael,," he sa_ys. "tl:l <lllr sttuggte forind~¢nJik.'f.i1:1!" we' took lea~ OlIt: offimel's book. " Hemeilns this Uteml,ly~'WllIi]e secon(li:n~nm:~<lilild of thM M~o Nati,oll!ll, FWlIIl ('!heRR s~mtisl: l'ibemdo'D mO'ii''(im~t) in the ~966, l;'~b~~liQIl ,iligamstfudillllrul:~ ~l1din the ensuing hvo d.e'Cadesof ~er~ riU:'Il'!,'armrc.l:lc circled,~dog-eared 'OOI(l'Y Qfu.ExodllS" by l~on. Uris. cHol~d up i!1 jllngt~ hid£Outs, be w(ltlld read pru;sages, out loud to his j$.ght~ffi n re5kll:~sagging t morote. "We ~e.arned ~ea~bi~ skil1s fri:iID David .8:e!l-G'tIrion mid I(jO[d<1 Mei,f."he says ." And we tried to em~date tlte: br,6.vcryand UitdOl.',of [smeli oo!dliets." 'On tbemn :iil'!he 70s from mdia's secret
me:lllO.;r and "disccverer" as II )atl:Cr~da:y

Avj;cbai~ seesliliie 8~'nt!'i M~ll3ils:lle's 'b.eady

N1lIE A.l\.tHSHA:. HEBREW CENfER, uphi 1:1 fii;OID.Ziol'l. S~'iit, the poster of a _ _ cOMtlp:rualized 'l1li.rd "fe:.mpl~ hilJ.llIgs, over the m.1Jtil'iMCr,ep]ica of ab:aditio[lal Mizo bamboo hut.. the placing is coinci· d'eJi!tal. bl!l~ !lOt. so their impLled kJmsliip,

I

T

~eT5 of _.me brn.~L Demoomtlc pany ~n !fQWfl.WWiD, ruzBiw'1 is: a wood
s!ba:ck IilItJOp
ii

HE

H'fADQOAR,-

lIii'fIA'ElPl'iI!lLE: tend '10 d~lare M\izomrnUilc MI~Qra~1 CillH~ IMlnlst,er ,Mei!l!!'Sh~jlIim!1 our 'Iifc and Scoondl Sliil!te ,of lsf8~t/! ~~rO!.mmhllngll ~lood belong to ]smei ," fIiIr~es pnrly presideDt ZWiU;ma •• 3. One·, .l.:aiiliooSi proclaimS. ".But nOI:1I11 of us

kiosk.la,ut: 'dle' liIumble offlees of Mirz.of3;nl'shome,., grown Zionri!>t party {wbere the only d.~CiQ'mtiO'm is ,Eli, gnnv.p' pnoto ,ofMizo J:sm.e]is irl [DF lJillifoml)' belie its ~d as-pi.mtiollS. "We: lIn-

s!tl!ltiol!l!ery

199,S" already hae'S4Q'.GOO tCb.ri.stiiif:i). ,supporters. Heme Miml:er Th\vnluia, fr..,m the mling Mho Na,· tiow.d front. bas, ,aJll'eady said yes,~Oi ille Iiam~·, ifi~d - yes, predica~ed on d~>t:r.io:.rl f~S'ldts llJiIc:lpoLitiCIliI,viability., "Wheth.et' CI1II']stia:n Of lew. we're Child«lll of
crum~e tbOI!l,~

a ,ql!la[-

amu:d evangeUs[
,ori.!liIIUlgln

cam.. re:mmn.e MIr;i;'Ornm lllSnll.~ HiUs Israel." (W:':~hil:i i1~s,i,s. (he H nanw WeLSh missi:01l3ricga'l"e I\i)

om·

Sf,O;i'. "Wc"U be

M:izurnm. and ManilP!.IIf in die ~9th eee'lury; hUrigll.if.lg'ly" 'i'L1:1shai:" meaD5 "I 0

Tri'bes,"ifl Burmese.} [f~lbat is .bls parly
LI1e 40'mernbei

stal~ ~!(letiQI1:S e~~ly liIiex~ year. Z!liliaf.l£l claims Hie' UlPwhicb be founded in

G~!'!c:rnl Asscmbty

wins five se-a:IS iill
!It

IQ go MId nve the[~; iJll$t~tl;d. our w,mls to brllrn;g;~~,m~1Mi:mrm;m." Ilo He''smnnl:ng,001 8 platform of i:!iCij'i!i[!:sll~d, cuhllral lllildllrnde: rel!1tiQfls \."itll llrIc' Jewish .~t.a'11:.. A!!l a bigll'Li&l1lofthis CIlD"iii!;Jatgll" '~hc l DiP st'tged 11 ~bl.tc tribute mlly Oil Aizaw1's ]"OOO"sea:1 Va:nllp~ Han in memoryoFIsrneli ,!.'I$i'rol1lUlt ,118111 Ran1oll.
(lOilfty

wanl[

seeIdng asylum in
"JtIil)!

!lcNice.

Zru~:riYlrum.f,l~ 'C\I'cn, cOlllsidered

ers laid doVm !heir WTI!5 it! 1'ge6 ,ilIfier ~Ildill IIg11ecd 10 grant a.~u!Orn,orn:.'10 M:wn'!iliJl. depcnrlm'Ce

Israel, He and

tUs,fig1ilt-

Yeti may IJe for:given for 'regaroi1'i,g tho as,tb.c'bmtir.l.child of misguLdod, en.thllSi<!lS~s.o:r',o~iti(":ll ern,ck~
~~rne'l'Dm10~,r:atic p~

like Tmael;WI3'fe' past.figl~lillg for inililiCi into llB.tiool"bU:ih:lIing. Now ill,'e: hll¥c to lieam howw rum oursialC' into a land ofm~lk and honey," _
'[I{;

nority

in It

POOl'

Semi-IIll!lrmOmO'llil Jtin:tll!l'-

tand, and a 2.-milliolJ-srrong Chrisfumiz:ed community in a ·ootmtry of 1 bUlion Hindus and Muslims, It's hardly It W\o:tIi:l~r m.ey s.nouLdbt.: in. re~li\'e search efa defining iiklJllity ... and Avichml bllS giY~1i.'m~ one. Avileb.a:iJ, am lI'1temalely swee,t md peppel'J" m@]],(,~o wi'lll b:i~ pO'W~Uy" SIlO'"W~

whi,t~ bemllood tw'illik'lhll'g.'Mu.e eyes could moolliligllt as, asnoppilng-;mal1 SailtaJ) mm~ g~e$ i'lmnli'lg his proteges. witbille beillriug of
tlJ Bibticall pal:ria:.rch. He !lil"bill:l'lt~ and adjudliciite:s, counsels Wild. edll.C.ates. Right now, his lefi mngrabbing ~ Mi~ 'boy, his right arm SlIpporliilg ,11 man hils age, the :nIb: bi iii! belting out - W'~tb 8 l;nt!ldr~d-iTIOiltb ehorus of- menym~ers ~ "Shabb!l;t Shalom! Shab'bat S:h<ililm!" '']2, andw1OO, knows how [ODg [liD!!}' continue 1:0 ~i~ 'U!i.em,," h.~ ~Y$.piilli.1iI:Ig, "But w.ith m' wlIlJmUltme, UJey"U M~e t.oC<m)" OIl WltiJ lliey'\te ,aiIlmade aliyah." AmishmI' has,el!lroJledtiive Mlzos in .l'~em }IImv-

ing IU~:ilv:ily on a bamboo Slick sllufflerll!lp '10 :me and gJ3bbed me b¥ th~, ,arm," ~QlI1IlS li;moclD Am@dek.. ,40, W'I ,orgrutw olive famter f!rom Aleret, 'Rear 1itatna.Ila.I:t, who's on iii sb:.-weclc stintii'i Aizawl as 3. Hebrew and To:mh tendb.er far AmiSl1av_ "The oLd 'millil .s<liidl, '['v.@ walked a gt-e:lt diistmlC'e j'1!lst '00 sees JewiSibful:ie I:l~S fm !he l:as1 time. Tel] me, whe1:! ,t:ru'j I go to Israel? [''IIIe b~ wattung 40 YCill1l.' He cried, and, [c:ri0\i,UXl. '" '[h,e eIWOU!'l.tef' IUIPPWte:d during OJ taur of Manipur D¥ Avicb.all and ,onl:o~ge a few

lb,mh seroll pbeteeepies. And he .ii1lSp¢c.tedi !he memorials e'l"ecred lIis: ,honor, fr-om impr,m!'lsed steles to extr3vag;mr obelisks QOrom~lMra.tilli!l "!he 25th Anniversary iFOImdi!ltioR. of Judaism in North~t India." "Be:tOir"e I ar~t.ed .Rarbbi Avichlllil s in-

m

i

vitartiDIl 00 con~e lIl!(-el, W,tU.'l~ht o;f him as

5o:me· UCllPb'iLC Dr. DoolJinle;"rn,otes Amedeik, a beansh mm wb.c,~fe,l'$ to Mi~ .:liOS aQ~ KuOCis as,"my' brothers IJ!liIcli sist'firs." "Butjhe raiblbiW, worked magic h~" Peo-

ple come and touch. me

8.15jf

1 WIll>

8, gral

holy rebbe just 'because I'm aIllmieU:'

~rm

V
me:
I

o~ won

'1:0

ru!wililhome a:smlilWs to Ilclp bring
and M~ip!,!f's B'nei

all of Mizomm's

Mmashc to,Js:mel.by .2010.

"They're bocking at our national d(lO~. askiDg to be ,al1owed i'll,:" says Amisibarv Director Mi'cbadfl"eu![!d, once a diipillljr commwa iClitioll:S di:reclor rorwnner prime minmS-let Beltijllm!in Nc;tanyahu. '~J:t"8 time

we let tbem, ~n. 1['!:lf:Y CQnstinnl:e .ru1.lmta:pp~~ a Jewisbmajority in ISl"ID:t
demographie reservelr
to heiip \!15,ma.iilllmlJ:l ",

Yet lsraell officialsreDllWn skeptical EVell lifter the M.izos 3fe coo,lI'erll!d in 11;,rael, oilly willy-nilly does [lin:~liJv~mme,nt rec.ognilze !heir right to citizenship. But AvichaUis W1daw:ued> "Lilt Ithe goveiill.meDt tty to stop me,," be deda_(~. ..U" 11 !;NJliI:il.ebeton:: the Slmngtb. a:f.my beliefs!"

A

YEAR AGO,. ~'E-TER Z!OKHUMA quit his job as an clech1:t;:iiiJ'lOOtr .a local Worltl Bank p:roje.ct an~ by no,w he's used 1l]J ai!ll(l5t all his ~lI'in.gs. But in tliIe'process. he says, he 's, made a: priceless mv'Cstrlllent: As one of Amishav Hallse's 2001lhlsfuU-time students since the bwildiiilg opened, its doom l8S!tl NovembeT. ,Zoklluma, 47, has lemIelil basic Hebr,ew ru'ld schooled h~e:I'f ~mTomh .sl1ld~e!I by help of tile dozen {and e-ournti:ng}religiQIIS tJe'xt'ixlO.ks InI!nsla;!ed I:Ilt:Q Mi:i!lo.. By lllIe dimllickw of comdle.-s after a [;lower Quta,g,~.he peres over 'his Hehrew pri~. side by side willi iris three WlIs" th~ YOlll!lgest ofwbom MOiCdechai. is.'on!y 4. "I

-

.

·days

","'O'it ~fhaml.eits Wshione~ :6;omthatch, hamb«l,a.nd waltle, many of'wbiclll, seem poised. to melt baCk: int'O' mud. iilid. mu.l.ch, i$ a pm· bibJ:d,lIaiy dailgCiOUS land, S(lT.mCtwo doz-etn rebel, '!bandspliiowlU'ie jltFlJgl~all,gaging in balildi.try, mMina: drugs, and slag:i:ng Ull~ bushes OR fndi8Ilp3!tttib i1f.td,ri:vafpammil. i'lruics. Inliol '!hl& roU,ed. a ,ca:...mVI(jR of j8l!llpacked bll~ bede,\i"kt~din Israeli banners, flaniked by armo:E'ed m.Uitary jeeps, and MIllIol1!lCcd Illbead by b~a:nligHebrew smng~.. Hearli.mg up a 200"'stro:og, of .Ma!njpmi"Jitab~~ jind B.·llei groups from l1il1!p],ml, the s,t1te l\;\IlIc]],,:i1 was ~UiJi!g elQbis flock ~n with Il.atml.$ like Moslila,,.. Hamor and Zohar. ruutmd IhI1L"Cbel!ll mud-:wliIIUedi syn~gogu~s often hQwillg Ijttl~ more Ith.a.m wooden mellomhs g8flanded. with ,dry leav,es. He lecturedro brud.J)Qtoo subsiSOO::IIce fanners and officiated at serv~ces using !he loca'ls.'

wlje", Rlli'IIJ.

Mattipm,

iI.

patchy net-

Zold11llmil. "Tm fully committed to makililg ali;yah. I'd take a tUgbt .'0 brael ~odl'i¥ if I could." So would 'ihousa!!ds gf gth..en;. "A wiz~ ~iled old man 'Who w,as l1.ear-lblind andlem.fI-

Inlst Hashem to Itelp my fa_mdy, says

He wbiu.ed ill! aod out of hamlets built

ISmJ.:E THROUGH AN- OPE door of Amisllav .HollS! back ill + .. Ai~wl. Mizo m,eo. ar-e I!.rti~ipa:lm.g m the (wenlng praye[, .aoting wllib~e QOIl~ fldenee ·O'f ill!l~eoWd!aC'llihlll'gists, ble~~illn tali:!l'i!E:s Ckf milmk:s. "J IecIDIJ.rm th.e:m o,Q some eseterie POlll,ts; of k~ib;ba]8Jli.; ~r.; Rabbi Israel Isaec BeslIn'9O'li'l. 59'. a Fromch~ bern BN18la'iler b!lsid,trom. Beil Shcmesh who has accompanied Avicllail A la:rge man wlith disheveled gray haiJi topPCidi with a poillted pompo:med skulk;i!p., ~e wears his k!'!1»[~ngl:h beard rocked behind hi.s velvlit coat. "Probab'lylibey didn't uQ.de:rJtn:ui ttl"ll.Ca Qlfit I:mrllhe:y list·emed inmpl a'tWlltioR. as if their tife de.~ded ,on it BtU l,ook il[ dUlS~ small 'boys" ~ he ilDllii.c-g,res,fum' chiJ)a dron. RI'I :8\PiPrnxLmBIie 1I.I]Im,Orlhoo,o;t g,arb. cavortiJllg and, siQging Hebre'w SQllIgS, outside:. "w's '[II! in tlle f()othiJils ,of the Hi ID<llayas oo.d lliIey'rc; diallciIlg ~£ hasidim in pwwacP'Oland t" [11 Clmlrnistl:Cl Po~arnd. I!hOUgh, stalwilin Christians roo profess to ]ove ~vezyIhlng [Sfa-!iU. Veronica Za'I]wmgi, ,~ retired Roman OuhoUc civil. S;~N,iU!it. runsan 0IJI'llm,a.~ and lives in a ,gill.pbreadi-style cllatli!t O'nlbe f1@tcOllcret(:l rOof orf A.m.~sharv House, w:ilJich she OWI'lS. "The ~dlj;m gQ~m.~IM, w,an,too 10 rent my buiJding. foE 4'sJQOOmpees ($1,000) a :mOJJ.tb. llie!llMiGha!l Freurgd offend! 010151000 ~eesl. and WHappily gave it to him," she ~thi!l~. flAshing a betel-reddGiled smile. "Whelli I builll the house. all old wise r.leigtlbar told m.e, ·One day tim Chlllh:en of God will 'live m Ll' And see. here theya:ret" ARer a l O.d~y sta.y, Avicllirlll leaves Aizaw~. Yell:!i.:s cbarg~ continue ~l)shldy lind pm.y as srudio'IJs]y, sing 1!lIld wee as men:i]y, !IS before. Amld willy Mt? The mbbi b~ left iJsbrilfluli.forl:be'm iI,great gift -i1e promise tbill.l one dlaiy tll~ca.n jam 'Iih~i:r 1tlr-e!ihren m israel. [iii retlml.lhey~eDlted him. wiili lyrics of a new sl)iiI.g i)1W of 1hem hadcilimPosed for Iili;yisiil: "Disconsolate 1 yearn for Tho!:! Zion. 0 w~ilnllcruI I b'id goodbye 'ID lhis misenible place of my IOIl,g wamileri1l8s? AIlS WtmJ'trest Il!fiul 1 reach tlmPrnmised Laod, • •
0; a

me

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