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Spirits are high for Kerala synagogue’s future

At 61, Elias Josephai is in high spirits despite the discrimination he faces as a “Malabar Jew,” the dwindling Jewish community in Kerala and the sad prospect of leaving his “motherland” for the Holy Land. As caretaker of one of India’s oldest synagogues in Ernakulam, Josephai, known as “Babu” among his friends, plans to organize […]

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