"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.
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Certainly gives credence to the story of St. Thomas ending up in India.
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very cool !
The article is dated “July 22, 2002 “ .. is that a typo?
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