Kerala, India
കേരളം

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Backwaters കേരളത്തിലെ കായലുകൾ, Kerala, India — August 22, 2004


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Rowing on the backwaters, Kerala, India — August 22, 2004


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School girls, Cochin, Kerala, India — August 20, 2004


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Shoreline in the Backwaters, Kerala, India — August 22, 2004


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Sunset in the Backwaters, Kerala, India — August 22, 2004


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Tide for sale, Cochin, Kerala, India — August 20, 2004


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Laundry drying on the backwaters, Kerala, India — August 22, 2004


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Vendor, Varkala, India — August 26, 2004


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Fish curry on the backwaters, Kerala, India — August 22, 2004


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Our captain on the backwaters, Kerala, India


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Sunrise on the backwaters, Kerala, India — August 22, 2004


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Church, Trivandrum, India — August 24, 2004


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Coconut trees on the backwaters, Kerala, India — August 22, 2004


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Apples for sale, Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram), Kerala, India — August 24, 2004


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Terrible name for a business, Cochin, Kerala, India — August 20, 2004


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Fishing machine, Cochin, Kerala, India — August 2004


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Lobster curry on the backwaters, Kerala, India — August 22, 2004


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Sunset, Kerala, India — August 20, 2004


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Coastline of Varkala വർക്കല, Kerala, India — August 26, 2004


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Beach scene, Varkala, Kerala, India — August 26, 2004


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Varkala, Kerala, India — August 26, 2004


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Doing laundry on the backwaters, Kerala, India — August 22, 2004


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Life on the backwaters, Kerala, India — August 22, 2004


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Sunrise on the backwaters, Kerala, India — August 22, 2004


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Backwaters business, Kerala, India — August 22, 2004


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Boats, Cochin, Kerala, India — August 20, 2004


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Canoeing on the backwaters, Kerala, India — August 22, 2004


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Bananas, Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram), Kerala, India — August 24, 2004


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Chinese floor tiles in the Paradesi Synagogue, Cochin, Kerala — August 20, 2004


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Paradesi Synagogue of Jew Town, Cochin, India

The Jews of Cochin moved to India immediately after the destruction of the Temple in 70 CE. Their lineage is one of the most direct to the Israelites of 2,000 years ago. If you take this history to be true, then perhaps these people look quite similar to those that lived and loved in Israel during the time King Solomon’s Second Temple. Most of the Cochin Jews have now emigrated back to Israel, leaving behind a dwindling community in Cochin. The last Rabbi left several years ago and in total between 20 to 50 active Jews remain in Cochin.

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