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Synagogues of the World:
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  • India’s oldest synagogue is the Pardesi synagogue in Kochi (or Cochin) was built in 1567, destroyed by Inquisition era Portugese when it was colonized by that nation, and rebuilt in 1664 after Kochi was conquered by Holland.
  • Pardesi Synagogue Cochin
  • Pardesi Synagogue Cochin
  • Beth El Synagogue in Calcutta
  • Beth El Synagogue in Calcutta
  • Beth El Synagogue in Calcutta
  • Magen David Synagogue in Calcutta
  • Magen David Synagogue in Calcutta
  • Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue in Mumbai
  • Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue in Mumbai
  • Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue in Mumbai
  • Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue in Mumbai
  • Magen David Synagogue in Mumbai
  • Magen David Synagogue in Mumbai
  • Magen David Synagogue in Mumbai
  • Magen David Synagogue in Mumbai

Sources: Pardesi synagogue interior courtesy of Jewish Buffalo. Exterior Pardesi and large photos of Magen David Mumbai and Keneseth Eliyahoo courtesy of Karen Schapiro. All other photos courtesy of HaChayim HaYehudim Jewish Photo Library (© Jono David Media)

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