Excerpt from The Scarsdale Inquirer – April 4th, 2014.
By ROBIN ASCHER
I have been thinking about India since I was last there in the 1980s: the colors, the spicy aromas, the natural beauty in contrast to the mass of humanity and the warm, friendly people. I didn’t want to go on a tour. I wanted to meet people.
“I had no idea that Jewish people live in India or of their history. Then last April, Dr. Shalva Weil of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a leading expert on the Jews of India, spoke in Scarsdale. A cultural anthropologist, she has lived among the Jews of India and in the Jewish Indian communities in Israel. I dreamed of going to India with Dr. Weil.
In January, my dream came true.