Sunday, November 6, 2011

India: Parur and other Cochin Synagogues

India: Parur and other Cochin Synagogues

Shala Weil, author of India's Jewish Heritage: Ritual, Art and Life-Cycle (Mumbai: Marg Publications [first published in 2002; 3rd edn.], 2009) and dozens of articles on India's Jewish culture and history, has reminded me of the wonderful offering of the website:

The Synagogues of Kerala India: Architectural and Cultural Heritage

The site is very rich in descriptive, historic and analytic content and photos of Cochin and Kerala's many synagogues. There is also an extensive bibliography.

In the architecture Jay Waronker writes at length about seven standing synagogues as well as lost synagogues of Kerala.

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