Posts tagged ‘mattancherry’

November 4, 2012

Sights from Fort Kochi and Mattancherry

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June 14, 2011

Jews and Mallus….

a very unlikely combination…history says otherwise. Cochin has the oldest group of Jews in India. There is a street in Cochin by the name Jew Street. Last week my brother in law and I went on a photo tour of this place. From a photography perspective, it was a treat for me – this place is just brimming with colors and texture. You get to see shops selling antiques, clothes, furnitures…all set up to cater to the tourists. Jew Street also has the ‘Paradesi Synagogue’ – a synagogue built in 1568. Sources say that the ticket-seller at this synagogue, Yaheh Hallegua, is the last female Paradesi Jew of child-bearing age.
Checkout the slideshow versionhere.
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