Where Jews of India Live.

India Station Pilot

India Station reflects the warm relations between the Indian people and Jews. Its focus is on the colorful history of the Jews in India, and the present day community in… [...]

Monsoon Rains Lash Northern, Eastern India

At least 50 people are killed by flooding caused by heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, India. Floods and landslides triggered by intense monsoon rains killed at least 50 people in northern and eastern… [...]

Bus Fell Into Gorge From India Border

Six people are killed and several others are injured when a bus falls into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir, India. A bus carrying personnel from India’s high-altitude border police rolled off… [...]

FIFA Suspended All India Football Federation

FIFA suspends the All India Football Federation for violating its statutes on third-party interference. India is stripped off its hosting rights for international football tournaments, including the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup scheduled for October… [...]

Governor Tony Evers announces that Wisconsin has administered 10 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced Monday, Aug. 1,… [...]

India Allows Google Street Views

The Google Street View service is launched in India 11 years after the service was banned in the country over security concerns. Google Street View is a technology featured in Google Maps and Google Earth that provides interactive panoramas from… [...]

The 1st Tribal President : India, 2022

Droupadi Murmu is sworn in as President of India. The 2022 Indian Presidential election was the 16th presidential election in India which was held in 2022 to elect the president of India as the term of incumbent president Ram… [...]

India In The News.

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India's Jews

The Jewish Diaspora Story

India’s Jewish Communities

The history of the Jews in India dates back to antiquity. Judaism was one of the first foreign religions to arrive in India in recorded history.

Indian Jews are a small religious minority who have lived in India since ancient times. They have experienced very sparse instances of anti-Semitism from the local non-Jewish majority.

The better-established ancient Jewish communities have assimilated many of the local traditions through cultural diffusion. While some Indian Jews have stated that their ancestors arrived during the time of the Biblical Kingdom of Judah, others claim descent from the Ten Lost Tribes of the pre-Judaic Israelites who arrived in India earlier. Still some other Indian Jews contend that they descend from the Israelite Tribe of Manasseh and they are referred to as the Bnei Menashe.

The Jewish population in British India peaked at around 20,000 in the mid-1940s according to some estimates, with others putting the number as high as 50,000, but the community declined rapidly due to emigration to the newly formed Israel, after the Partition of Palestine at the end of British Mandate in 1948. The Indian Jewish community is now estimated to count no more than 5,000 people.

Enjoy the Jewish TV Channel flip book below. We present the wonderful story of an ancient synagogue in need of restoration in Cochin. 

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