Finding lost Jews in Asia: the search for restored authenticity and the rewriting of Zionist history

Gideon Elazar

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

This chapter focuses on the quest for the Ten Lost Tribes in modern Asia. It reveals the deep connection between early religious proto-Zionist thinking regarding the search for the Lost Tribes in Asia and the activities of present-day religious Zionists among the Bnei Menashe of eastern India. The issue of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel and the finding of the remnants of the 2,700-year-old exile raises significant questions regarding the nature and future of Judaism and the Jewish ethnos in the global era, questions that clearly deserve further research. As such, the chapter concludes, the process of acceptance into the larger Jewish community is fraught with many obstacles.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJewish Communities in Modern Asia
Pages295-311
Number of pages17
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023

RAMBI Publications

  • RAMBI Publications
  • Benei Menashe Council (Manipur, India)
  • Lost tribes of Israel
  • Zionism -- Historiography
  • Messiah -- Judaism

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Finding lost Jews in Asia: the search for restored authenticity and the rewriting of Zionist history'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this