Kochi was once home to a thriving Jewish population. It is believed that the forefathers of Malabari Jews were from Babylon who initially settled in Muziris which then was a happening international port. After destruction of port, they migrated to Kochi.
Kochi is home to both Malabari and Foreign Jewish communities. According to the oral traditions, it was the destruction of erstwhile Muziris port that led the Jews to migrate into Kochi. Upon reaching Kochi, the King gifted them a place to settle.
The walking trail through the historic Jewish urban area of Mattancherry. It deals with the vanished and forgotten cultural heritage of the Malabar Jewish community from the personal viewpoint of the artists Meydad Eliyahu and Thoufeek Zakriya.
Celebrating the Jewish Fall Festivals - Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkoth and Simchat Torah - with Cochin Jews, a small community trying hard to keep alive the most sacred and revelous days of Jewish life in Kochi.
I cannot actually recollect the entire story of my first visit to Cochin Jewish synagogue which sawed the seed of Hebrew language in me. When I was about 10 years old I even don’t know what actually it is, but I was insisting my father to take me to the synagogue.
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