A New Torah For The New Year
09/19/12
Staff Writer

On the eve of Tishrei and the Jewish New Year, the small Jewish community of Ahmedabad, in western India, received a new Torah scroll with great fanfare last week.

The sefer Torah, housed in a Sephardic-style wooden casing, came to Magen Abraham Synagogue in a ceremony that included singing and dancing, blessings and a shofar blowing.

The scroll was a gift from supporters in India and Israel.

Magen Abraham, built in 1934, is the only synagogue in the city, whose Jewish population is about 130.

The Art deco building, which features marble-checkered floors and movable pews arranged around a central bima, is located within the old fort of Ahmedabad and stands across the street from a Parsee Fire Temple.

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12/06/2012 - 17:38

Comments

First of all lots of New Year greetings to all the Jewish. I am also an Indian and I did not know till now that there are Jewish in our country also. But I did not understand yet when Christ was Jewish himself then why Jewish celebrate a different New year than Christians. What ever is the reason one thing I know is both of the New years are in the remembering of God. Give the message of peace, love and hope. Both are to wish each other with New year greetings ref http://new-year-greetings.com . Greetings with words - Le'shana Tova Tikoteiv Vetichoteim or Happy new year in English. So let us be together for the humanity and follow the path of love and peace. We should not hurt even a single creature on this earth. Amen. Lots of greetings to the whole earth.

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