Tag: Indian Jewry
The Last Jews in India and Burma
April 15, 1988 | Dr. Nathan Katz, Ellen S. Goldberg
One Shabbat in July 1987, for the first time since the synagogue was built 419 years ago, there was no minyan in the fabled Paradesi Synagogue of Cochin. Since the beginning of 1987, the population of Jew Town, once about 300, has diminished from 33 to 29 due to immigration to Israel. Similar forlorn scenarios are being repeated throughout India.