Discovering Yom Kippur Tradition and a Beautiful Break-Fast Pastry in Mumbai

Shulie Madnick, Food Wanderings, 09/21/2020

Last year, I made my first visit to Mumbai to walk in my mom’s proverbial footsteps and discover my Indian-Jewish heritage.

Have a sweet new year with this apple honey baklava and Indian rice pudding

Faith Kramer, The J., 09/14/2020

Sample some new High Holiday dessert traditions this year with an apple honey baklava and an Indian-inspired rice dessert made in a slow cooker.

Isabel Wilkerson’s World-Historical Theory of Race and Caste

Sunil Khilnani, The New York Times, 08/07/2020

By comparing white supremacy in the U.S. to the caste system in India, her new book at once illuminates and collapses a complex history.

Rabbi Ezekiel Nissim Musleah, 92, captivating reader of Torah

Penny Schwartz, JTA, 08/03/2020

When it came to chanting Torah, Rabbi Ezekiel Nissim Musleah was in a class by himself.

This Puerto Rican-Jewish author misses her Mumbai home

PJ Grisar, Forward, 05/20/2020

Leah Franqui is stranded in her hometown of Philadelphia and missing her life in Mumbai.

Meet the challah-tinkering yeast scientist who’s helping pandemic bread bakers get a good rise

Philissa Craer, JTA, 03/31/2020

Few people have any great solutions for this difficult moment in human history, but Sudeep Agarwala is one of them.

Indian Jews Encourage Global Participation in Unique Tu Bishvat Ritual

Ruth Abusch-Magder and Eddna Samuel, Jewish&, 02/04/2020

"Malida" ceremony involves prayer and offerings of fruit and nuts.

India Today, Home to Many Tibetan, Afghans, Africans and Many Other Ethnic and Religious Minorities

Surinder Jain, NewsGram Desk, 09/18/2019

Hindus have been the most tolerant and accepting of people fleeing their homelands.

600-Year Old Kadavumbhagam Synagogue in Kochi Collapses: A Look at History

TMN Staff, The News Minute, 09/11/2019

There were two synagogues in Mattancherry – one belonged to the white Jews while the oldest one belonged to the Black Jews.


My Basmati Bat Mitzvah

Paula J. Freedman, Harry N. Abrams, 01/01/1970

With the cross-cultural charm of Bend It Like Beckham, this delightful debut novel is a classic coming-of-age story and young romance with universal appeal.

Siona Benjamin: Beyond Borders

Opalka Gallery and Albany NY, , 09/08/2016

Opalka Gallery exhibits the work of Siona Benjamin, internationally acclaimed Jewish-Indian artist in Siona Benjamin: Beyond Borders

Minority's major contribution to Mumbai

Farhana Madar, The Free Press Journal, 07/02/2016

Mumbai is the city of dreams – this awareness makes every single civilian beam with pride. However, let’s stop and take a moment to consciously realize what it took to get to this point of development. It was with sweat and blood and communal contribution – much of which came from Mumbai’s minorities. One of which was and still is the small but eclectic Jewish Community.

Maharashtra State in India Grants Jews Minority Status

Ayesha Venkataraman, The New York Times, 06/22/2016

MUMBAI, India — Jews in the Indian state of Maharashtra were granted minority status this week, a decision that was celebrated by local Jewish leaders, though they said they were still trying to grasp the full range of benefits Jews might derive from the new status.

India's Jews renew push for official minority status

JTA and Staff, The Times of Israel, 04/13/2016

The spicing up of Jewish cuisine

Dhanya Samuel, Indian Link, 04/05/2016