A Jewish New Year’s feast in Mumbai
The Jewish link to India is both ancient and modern, and the intersection of Hinduism and Judaism reveals fascinating insights
If you are a tiny majority in a land that welcomed and nurtured you; and if you have an option to go back to your “homeland", would you cash in on that option? Or not? Why would you leave and why would you stay? The writer talks to the Jews in Mumbai and discovers that identity—both personal and national—is linked not just to genes, race and creation myths, but also to the agility with which an exiled group can adapt their myths to their new land.