Bnei Israel, Baghdadi Jews’ heritage is rich and much of historic infrastructure remains intact.
One organization has taken it upon themselves to aid small Jewish communities in a far-off corner of India, and in the process have not only saved lives but also shown the true meaning of charity.
“We’ve not changed the inside of the shop since 1902. The ceilings came from Italy and the showcases, I believe, came from Belgium,” owner Isaac Nahoum said.
Once a vibrant community of approximately 3,000 at its peak in the 1950s, only a handful of elderly Jews remain here now in a city of some 677,000.
My mother downplayed her Indian Jewish heritage to assimilate. As an adult, I’m learning to reclaim it.
Little do the people of Israel and world Jewry know that the Jews of India, known as Bene Israel, were actively involved with fructifying their dream of a return to Zion way back from about 1830.
The Keseneth Eliyahoo Synagogue had fallen into disrepair as the local Jewish community dwindled, but has now been restored to its former glory.
In October, the US State Department took a shot at Pakistan for not taking enough steps to prevent terror.
A quote from the letter written to the Israeli Prime Minister noted, "Our Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi addressed a gathering of approximately 8000 Indians in Tel Aviv.”
New Delhi will buy Spike antitank guided weapons, media reports say