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"When Indian Jews go to Israel, they have to face extensive enquiry. They ask us about our ancestors, family members and we even have to furnish photographs of the graves of our ancestors. Then they cross check the information given by us," he said.

"I often wondered why only Indian Jews were treated in such a manner," he said hoping that the report about the DNA tests will remove all doubts once and for all.

The Bene Israelis are descendants of emigrants from Israel from the 2nd century BC. This would be sailors moving along a well-established sea route to the area south of Bombay

And they stayed there for 2000+ years.


1 posted on 10/04/2012 11:14:41 PM PDT by Cronos
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To: SunkenCiv

*ping*; not necessarily for the list(s), but you’ll probably be interested.


2 posted on 10/04/2012 11:29:48 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Cronos
Hmmm....the Rasta Peth synagogue....One Love...jammin...jammin...jammin in the name of the Lord...

On a more serious note...I find this fascinating.
3 posted on 10/05/2012 1:10:04 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: Cronos

Certainly gives credence to the story of St. Thomas ending up in India.


5 posted on 10/05/2012 2:07:59 AM PDT by Claud
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To: AdmSmith; agrace; AnalogReigns; Cacique; caryatid; Celtjew Libertarian; CobaltBlue; ...
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7 posted on 10/05/2012 5:46:09 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Cronos

very cool !


9 posted on 10/05/2012 6:06:17 AM PDT by Elendur (It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Cronos; SunkenCiv

The article is dated “July 22, 2002 “ .. is that a typo?


10 posted on 10/05/2012 6:47:44 AM PDT by NYer
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

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14 posted on 10/05/2012 7:54:40 AM PDT by SJackson (none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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To: Cronos

NOT looking forward to Gelfilte Fish Curry.


17 posted on 10/05/2012 9:32:29 AM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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