Bene Israel: Jews of Mumbai (Bombay)


In and around Mumbai live nearly 5000 members of an ancient Indian Jewish community with unique customs and culture. In recent centuries their story spans the eras of the British Raj, the independence movement, Zionism and the development of modern India. Proudly Indian they describe being Jewish in a country free of antisemitism. This video is part of a series showcasing the stories of Jews of Asia. To see these further stories go to