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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Human Rights is a birth right for every one. Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 15 states : Everyone has the right to a nationality. Article 18 : Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance. Article 19 : Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; and so on.

In regards Bnei Menashe, there has been conspiracies and impending clarifications. Some people opposed to the idea of Lost tribe even after providing variable information which stands as most effective way of recognizing Bnei Menashe. Another indulges in giving false propaganda to beautify their speech and to strengthen their evil goals of holding high profile. Yet, others, with little or no knowledge of history and without any efforts of research, deny the result of the claim made by someone who has been researching for the past 30 years!. Some even sarcastically comments about us being a Jews, when we acknowledge the fact that we are Jews.

For 30 years, we have been providing clear information regarding Chin-Kuki-Mizo as Bnei Menashe. But there are still many who cannot digest even in a laymen's language. Discussion on this subject leads to argument  and it goes on. After analyzing several sites and magazines, I came across several points which needs to be clarify to help the perplexed - for those who cannot change their minds to accept Bnei Menashe.

Let us clarify some cases of conspiracies held against Bnei menashe, especially in India:

1) We are Bnei Menashe (Mannasi in Kuki), one of the Lost tribe of Israel. This claim is officially approved by Chief Rabbi of Israel in 2005. No one has the right to argue against his declaration. Accept it or not, but the world knows us as one of the Lost Tribe. Decision lies in you.

2) If someone negate the claim no. 1, let secularism play its role. India is a secular state, so, the tribal in the North Eastern have changed their religion to Christianity with the coming of the British and no one has the right to dispute it, (but here we must remind ourselves that our forefather, who believed and practice the way of their forefathers are against Christianity in the past.) So, any person has the right to worship and change his religion. So do the Chin-Kuki-Mizo changes their belief to Christian and next to Judaism.

3) If someone deny claim no. 2, let us consider Universal Human Rights Declaration Article 18 Everyone has freedom to change his religion or belief. According to this, the  Chin-Kuki-Mizo or any person can change his religion or belief and no one has the right to give provocative remarks on him.

4) We are the lost tribe of Israel and we have the right to immigrate to our ancestral land. Why critize immigration of Bnei Menashe to Israel when everyone knows that there are Chin-Kuki-Mizo immigrating in New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Australia, UK, USA and other European countries? We the Bnei Menashe are more connected with our culture and tradition in Israel more than any other countries where the Chin-Kuki-Mizo immigrate, because Israel is the only place where more numbers of  Chin-Kuki-Mizo lived outside India. More organized and socially active.

5) We have been menaseh for thousands of years and if we don't retain for our self, who will retain it for us. Some people rebut that the name Menasseh cannot be Manmassi, or that we cannot be the tribe of Menasseh or we cannot be the lost tribe. If someone confute this, well, Article 15 of UDHR states : Everyone has the right to a nationality. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor denied the right to change his nationality.

6) A Jew is any person whose mother was a Jew or any person who has gone through the formal process of conversion to Judaism. In strictest term, Bnei Menashe is any Chin-Kuki-Mizo who practice Judaism, in general term, Bnei Menashe includes any Chin-Kuki-Mizo practicing Christian, Islam, Hindu, Judaism etc. Jews actually are not a race, it is a culture, Judaism is in the mind, not your blood. You can convert to Judaism an be a 100% full Jew no matter your color or race. Why provoke Jews when we read their history from the bible from childhood? or the Bible treated as Moral Science by every Christian. Why not join the winner.

7) Like it or not, but increasing number of Bnei Menashe turns towards Judaism from Christianity. Today the number is growing. To bear in mind that the Bnei Menashe did not immigrate for material prosperity, but to serve Him and His will.

Finally, if anyone still refutes it, then it is universal truth that the world hates Jews and the Jews are fully aware of it.  But again, the above points are produced for the perplexed who just deny the existence of Menasseh as Chin-Kuki-Mizo or who bluntly confront us with little degree of knowledge. So lets close the chapter of hatred, jealousy and criticism among ourselves. We all know that we won't back again. So, let us choose to accept the things that we cannot change.

We considered as Bnei Menashe and if there is person who does not accept us as Lost Tribe, then considered us as a Convert Jews. 

Case Closed.

We are Bnei Menasseh and we are coming to Israel!
May Hashem protect us and hasten the redemption of the Exiled!

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