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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Jewish community of Calcutta !

One couldn't help but wonder why the Jewish community

of Calcutta drastically dwindled to only 25 as mentioned

in a popular Newspaper ! 

There was a time when their presence and contribution

was felt in various fields. Who could forget the Jewish

confectionery Nahoum's in New Market which has stolen

our hearts from as early as 1916.

The Star Of David-synagogue was built in 1884 by E.David

Ezra which still stands. It is indeed the finest synagogue in 

the world-as Ambassador Alon Ushpiz mentions.

We Calcuttans too are proud that it is still here and well 

maintained !

1 comment:

  1. I think Israel gives the jewish community much more facilities and a sense of identity and belonging. No wonder many of them preferred to relocate to Israel or other places where the community strength is more.

    Love what you have shared about the history and heritage part.