Re: "Something to ponder" (self-identity and another country heard from..)
- From: nfatouros@xxxxxxxxxxxxx (NAOMI A FATOUROS)
- Date: 3 Dec 2008 06:34:44 -0800
In response to several recent messages concerning the religious,
ethnic and national self-identity of Jews. I refer those interested
in this topic to the December 3, 2008 New York Times article by Jeremy Kahn,
entitled "Jews in Mumbai. a Tiny and Eclectic Group, Suddenly Reconsider
Their Serene Existence."
In this article, a Mr. Malekar, a Bene Israel Jew, is quoted as saying:
"We always felt we were Indians first and Jews second."
As for the perception of Jews in India by Indian non-Jews.
Jonathon Solomon, a Mumbai lawyer and president of the Indian Jewish
Federation, is quoted as saying: "This is the first time hwen a Jew
has been targeted in India because he is a Jew. The tradition of the
last thousand years has been breached."
Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
BELKOWSKY,BIELKOWSKY, BILKOWSKI, Odessa,St. Petersburg,Berdichev,
Kiev;ROTHSTEIN, Kremenchug;FRASCH,Kiev;LIBERMAN,Moscow;FELDMAN, Pinsk;
SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets;LEVY, WEIL, Mulhouse; SAS/
RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Podwolochisk, Radomysl?; BEHAM, Salok, Kharkov;
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