A recipe for making Indian Passover Seder treat
In this sweet and humorous picture book, Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas, a multi-cultural family (Mom's Indian; Dad's Jewish) celebrate Hanukkah while incorporating traditional Indian food.
Living in many worlds Indian, Jew, Yiddish-speaker, Tamil-speaker, linguist, professor – Meylekh Viswanath of Teaneck is, does, and thinks about it all
He’s Jewish. He’s Indian. He’s a runner. He’s a typical extremely well-educated, cosmopolitan (in the apolitical sense of that much-abused word) Orthodox Jew from Teaneck, except he’s also Indian. He’s an Indian, a professional, an academic, except he’s also Jewish.
Indian, Jew, Yiddish-speaker, Tamil-speaker, linguist, professor – Meylekh Viswanath of Teaneck is, does, and thinks about it all.
Their numbers are dwindling in a seaside town that once gave them refuge—but their culture remains.
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/
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.