Indian Synagogue Revived After 45 Years

With so much gloom and doom in the news about how the Jewish community is apathetic and unaffiliated, this article is really exciting! A synagogue in Ernakulam, India is being revived by tourism and has started holding Shabbat services again after a 45 year gap.

The synagogue, thought to be in existence for over 900 years, went into decline after most of its members immigrated to Israel. (While that is a great thing, I still am saddened to see Diaspora communities disappear.)

Due to interest from various Jewish groups, visitors from Israel made a trip last year and it was so successful, more people from New York will be doing it again.

I have never been to India, but I find the country and culture fascinating. This is definitely a place I’d love to see one day.

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