A very important non-Jewish community that had an impact on the Bene Israel was the Christian missionaries. In the eighteenth century many Christian missionaries came to India. Some of them had anthropological interest in India. They began with their...
Synagogueinte Naatil (In The Land Of Synagogue) - 2011 is film based on historical facts. This film is in Malayalam with English sub-titles. The translation is wanting. I wish to thank Mr.Thaha Ibrahin for granting permission to upload this...
Documentary footage made by anthropologist David Mandelbaum in September, 1937. David Goodman Mandelbaum (1911-1987), who taught at the University of California, Berkeley from 1946 until his retirement in 1978, was one of the first cultural anthropologists to undertake ethnographic research...
Located in Kochi, Kerala, the Jewish Synagogue is floored with beautifully painted Chinese tiles. No two tiles resemble each other. Built in 1568 by the prosperous Jewish trading community, its interiors are decorated with Belgian chandeliers and grand lighting....
Tel Aviv, Israel (CNN) -- In a scene his parents would have been heartened to see, family and friends recently thronged around young Moshe Holtzberg as men in black suits and black hats took turns cutting locks of hair...
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We sent comedian Noah Gardenswartz to India to meet the local Jewish community. We asked him to film everything. He did. Diaspora Diaries: India is our first in a series of short films exploring the global Jewish world. Subscribe...
In and around Mumbai live nearly 5000 members of an ancient Indian Jewish community with unique customs and culture. In recent centuries their story spans the eras of the British Raj, the independence movement, Zionism and the development of...