The Mind-Boggling Story of Shlomo and Yemimah Gangte

How a young man from a village in northeast India, convinced of his hidden Jewish roots, moved his family to Israel, became an Orthodox rabbi, and turned into a national hero.

May 14, 2019 | Hillel Halkin, Shlomo Gangte, Yemimah Gangte
About the author: Hillel Halkin’s books include Yehuda HaleviAcross the Sabbath RiverMelisande: What are Dreams? (a novel), Jabotinsky: A Life (2014), and, most recently, After One-Hundred-and-Twenty (Princeton). 

Members of the B’nei Menashe community reunite with relatives at Israel’s Ben-Gurion airport on December 24, 2012. Uriel Sinai/Getty Images.


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