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.
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