From Malabar and Beyond: The Jews of India

March 30, 2009 - October 2, 2009
Selz Foundation Gallery

This exhibition, featuring artifacts, heirlooms and photographs gathered from local families and collections, provides a glimpse into the rich traditions and aesthetic character of India's Jewish communities. In modern times, the once vibrant Jewish communities of India, who trace their origins to the days of King Solomon and the Babylonian Exile of 586 BCE, diminished in size as thousands of Jews emigrated to Israel, the United Kingdom, and North America

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Groom’s Wedding Skull cap (Toppi), satin with gold sequins late 19th –early 20th century, Cochin, India. Formerly from the Estate of Dr. Johanna Spector. Collection of Yeshiva University Museum, New York.