Saturday, Shabbat morning, 2016 INDIA, MY SECOND HOME participants went to Kenesset Eliyahoo for services, after which there was a communal lunch with fellow worshipers. Reciting the Birkat HaMazon (Grace After Meals) and singing ‘Oseh Shalom’ together with
Indian and visiting Jews from around the globe was special and truly connected us all.
After lunch, our group went on a guided walking tour of the surrounding neighborhood – relatively new being 200 years old or less – that included the David Sassoon Library and Reading Room, University of Mumbai, and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, formerly called the Prince of Wales Museum, which is Mumbai’s largest museum, displaying a mix of exhibits from across India. Its vast collection includes impressive Hindu and Buddhist sculpture, terracotta figurines from the Indus Valley, and Indian miniature paintings, just for starters. The green, flowering grounds make for a tranquil oasis in an urban setting.0