With Sarah Cohen – Jew Town – Kochi
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Jews in God’s Own Country by Mark Ulyseas
After another cup of tea from the Chai Karan and some hot Kadathala that Sarah’s house help had made and a warm motherly hug from Sarah and a promise to return, I departed down the street that was lined with shops selling spices, perfumes and antiques. It was my last night in Cochin. But it was a long night reflecting on the gracious octogenarian Jewess who represented a community that had come to India nearly twenty two centuries ago. Would this community fade into the stone pathway to the Paradesi synagogue or will others come to take their place, to keep an ancient community alive. Whatever the future may bring, one thing is for sure, the Jews will always find a home in India…a haven…an acceptance…a freedom to practice their Faith in peace without persecution. Shalom my dear friend Sarah Cohen.