articles in this issue have been divided up into the following categories
Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Two weeks ago, I met Zvi Gabay at the opening of an exhibition
in Jerusalem. He told me about the journal on Babylonian
Jewry The Scribe published by The Exilarchs Foundation.
I was truly happy and moved to get the latest issue of this
journal which evoked fond memories of my childhood in Iraq
which I left in 1942 and never went back. I remembered the
name Dangoor in school and later I met another Dangoor in
Stockholm, I knew about your being in London but never had
the chance to meet you. The last ten years I have been active
at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem as director of the European
few years ago, Fred Worms helped us to install the Synagogue
from Cochin (India) from the 17th century which carries
his name. On that occasion the Israel Museum organised a
wonderful exhibition on the three Jewish communities in
India before the establishment of the State of Israel. I
enclose for you a catalogue of that exhibition and I hope
that you will enjoy reading it.
Head of the European Department
Jews of India
The story of three communities
by Ospa Slapak
Published by The Israel Museum. Jerusalem
is an illustrated catalogue of the exhibition on the Jews
of India organised by The Israel Museum, which was made
possible by the generous contributions of:
and Martin Gruss, New York
Les Amis du Musée dIsraël à Jerusalem
en Suisse Romande
Doreen and Albert Jacob, Jerusalem
Elias Charitable Foundation
The Rembaum family, in memory of their father, Bolek Rembaum
following is a selected bibliography on the subject:
Isaac S. Origin and History of the Calcutta Jews. Calcutta,
Israel: Halakhic Decisions and Sources Regarding their
Origins and Legal Status. Chief Rabbinate of Israel,
Cooper, Jews of Calcutta
Flower, and Judith Elias Cooper. The Jews of Calcutta.
David. Turning Back the Pages. A Chronicle of Calcutta
Jewry. London, 1986.
Immigration of Arabian Jews to India in the Eighteenth
Century". PAAJR33 (1965): 1-20.
Ha Yehudim beHodu
|| The Jews
in India: Their Contribution to the Economic and Political
Life. Jerusalem, 1959/60. Hebrew.
Shirley Berry, Indias Bene Israel: A Comprehensive
Inquiry and Source-book. Bombay. 1988.
Jews of India
Benjamin J. The Jews of India. New Delhi, 1982.
Jews in British India
Joan G. Jews in British India: Identity in a Colonial
Era. Hanover, N.H, 1989.
The Sassoon Dynasty. London. 1941.
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