Although it is not widely known, India has a long history as one of the most hospitable nations to Jews in the Jewish diaspora. For centuries, Jews found a haven in which their traditions flourished, said Nathan Katz, an authority and an award-winning author on Indian Jewish life.
If you would like to learn more about Jewish/Indian ties, Katz will be leading a tour, “India: My Second Home,” Jan. 11-23. If this interests you, registration is being taken, with an early bird discount available through Aug. 31.
The tour will feature visits to the Taj Mahal, Elephanta Caves and more. You will also learn new traditions at Shabbat services and dinners in Mumbai and New Delhi.
Participants stay at five-star hotels and will also tour Kochi (Cochin)and Kolkata’s (Calcutta) historic synagogues with local members of the Jewish community, see Kerala’s scenic backwaters by boat while exploring rural Jewish settlements.
The fully escorted tour costs $7,195 per person, double occupancy and includes all meals (kosher or strictly vegetarian), concierge service and three English-speaking guides.
— Miami Herald, Aug. 4, 20160