There are around 6000 Jews in the country who are busy protecting the last remnants of Jewish heritage
Nandita Godbole is an Indian origin food writer and cookbook author, living in Roswell for nearly 12 years now. She was raised Hindu but has Jewish roots as well. In her upcoming book, "Not For You: Family Narratives of Denial & Comfort Foods", she discusses some of the influences of a mixed faith marriage in the early and mid 20th century, in rural India, on a young family, and how some of the hurt was perpetuated through time.
"And in that day, a great ram’s horn shall be sounded; and the strayed who are in the land of Assyria and the expelled who are in the land of Egypt shall come and worship Hashem on the holy mount, in Yerushalayim.” Isaiah 27:13 (The Israel Bible™)
On the morning of Rosh Hashanah Eve 2016, I met Sharona Hayeems, a local Indian Jewish caterer, at her home in Dadar, a neighborhood in Mumbai where some of the remaining 4,500 Indian Jews in India still live. I was there to spend some time watching her cook for Rosh Hashanah. Read more: https://forward.com/food/382673/how-a-mumbai-cook-prepares-for-rosh-hashanah/
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his recent visit to Israel, emphasized before an audience of Israelis that Jews have found peace and love in India as nowhere else. Most of those in the audience, at some point of time in history, had belonged to South Asia.
Baghdadi Jews mostly ran major businesses all over India, under Hindu patronage and under Muslim rule.
Some 6,000 Indian Jews live in the country, which has been home to the community for the past 2,000 years. Jews are spread across cities in West Bengal, Maharashtra, Kerala and Gujarat, and Delhi.
India’s Supreme Court ruled on Monday that candidates for political office cannot appeal to voters on the basis of religion, caste, community or language, arguing that India’s Constitution enshrines its elections as fundamentally secular.
Artist, whose father migrated to Israel from Kerala at age of six, is showcasing that journey, and those of others before him, at the Kochi Biennale.
Jaideep Sarkar talks about the diplomatic life, his term here, and his impressions of the land and its people.
I've come to believe is the single hardest thing for Western Jews to grasp when visiting this country: 68 years after India gained independence from its British colonizers, many of us - including Jews - are still colonizing it.