Talk:History of the Jews in India

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Terrorism[edit]

Recently an islamic terrorist cell of the lashkar-e-toiba was apprehended in Guntur district which was sent to find and eliminate the Bene Ephraim jews.[citation needed]

Desi Jews[edit]

What is Desi Jew, no such term in use, invented here. This should not be merged with Desi Jew. The term is incorrect. Indian Jews is the right title. ~rAGU

I agree with you. Desi Jew is a bogus category. Fowler&fowler 20:37, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

Concentration[edit]

The map lists areas of 'Jewish CONCENTRATION'. Is it just a coincidence? 59.183.163.124 18:49, 6 May 2007 (UTC)Vader1941

What about ethnic Indians who are Jewish?[edit]

The term, 'brown Jews' and 'black Jews', doesn't it refer to Jews who have dark skin? Aren't there native Indians who practice Judaism? It's said that The Jews with the darkest skin come from the tropics of India. Wouldn't the dark-skinned Jews be natives, too? Whenever I look at this page, I see things about Jews of Mesopotamian descent or Persian descent. However, I do agree that the Jewish Indians, along with all non-Hebrew Jews, are either the descendants of converts or they are converts. ---GooglePedia12 21:37, 2 November 2008 (UTC)GooglePedia12

Read the article again. In the intro, groups #4 and #5 are "native Indians" and not immigrants. Goup #4 probably doesn't fit your dark skin description considering that they're from the northeastern Indian states and are of Mongoloid stock, but Group #5 are Telugu (Andhra Pradeshi) people and tend to be dark. 24.184.166.238 (talk) 22:29, 27 April 2009 (UTC)Neel

Current Situation[edit]

Please, can some one add information about the current population count. My understanding is the current population is mostly old people left behind after kids migrated. Also can some one add links to famous synagogue in India like the one in Pune (largest in Asia). —Preceding unsigned comment added by 12.152.10.63 (talk) 05:54, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

This recent CNN article puts the population of Bagdhadi Jews in India at less than 100. (http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/03/29/india.jews/index.html?hpt=C1) It's probably a good resource to update this article more generally. Nathan McKnight -- Aelffin (talk) 15:10, 30 March 2010 (UTC)


Cochin Jews section[edit]

I believe it is necessary to revert all the changes made to this section since 19 Feb. As there have been so many changes I didn't want to do this without an explanation, so here are my concerns:

  • The wiki formatting is a huge mess. There are stray square brackets everywhere, red links to articles that are never going to be written ("Community of Malaysia and Singapore", "Father Catesson", "St Paul's Instituition"), needless bolding (Benjamin Meyuhasheem of the Mattancherry jewish by origin and lineage), a large section of randomly italicized text, and a random external link to a dead page inserted into the text [1].
  • There are POV issues. Phrases like "Such priviledge and kindness of the Royal Hindu King Sira Primal were never enjoyed by Jews of Seremban in Malaysia"; "The conveniently forgotten jewish settlement due to social engineering and anti- jewish policies" are not neutral in tone.
  • There is a lot of detail about a "Benjamin Meyuhasheem" — apparently a Malyasian Jew. Quite what he has to do with Jews in India I don't understand.
  • None of the changes made since the 20 Feb have any references.
  • The standard of grammar and spelling is very poor, and a lot of what has been written is incoherent to the point that copyediting isn't possible.

In light of all this I am reverting to the version of 28 January. I am happy to discuss this if the user or users who made the changes have any issues. Arthur Holland (talk) 20:08, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

To Mr Arthur Holand:
Jews are Children of Israel ther are not a caste.
Jews are Children of Yisrael or House of Judah.
Jews are not xtians.
Jews practice Judaism.
Jews have travelled and stayed in many other parts of the world, They have been subjected to abuse an ill treatment in many countries. Xtains and Muslims carry the sins on their history and heritage for having reduce jews to noting in some countries.
Am example would be, the case of Benjamin Meyuhasheem who is of the cochini origin in Malaysia .Two jewish families the Rabban and the Meyuhasheem migrated to Malaya from Kerala.There are also know as Jews of Seremban, who received their early education in catholic missionary schools, they had businesses and were land owners.The Seremban Jews were abuse and reduced by anti-zionist malaysian muslim governmental pressures. Many jews left Malaysia. Benjamin Meyuhasheem was orphaned at a young age and left behind and today Mr Benjamin has escaped to Singapore. These infromation in intended to record the connection of Cochini- Malabari Jews of Kerala the tribe of Judah that is traced to Malaysia.These infromation is not intended to put a pin on your anti-semetic heart. And stop bashing Benjamin Meyuhasheem.
Jews Studying in missionary schools is not a flowery picture in any way. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 117.20.172.165 (talk) 10:02, 25 April 2011 (UTC)
I never said Jews were a caste.
I never said Jews were xtians (I have no idea what "xtians" are).
I am aware that Jews practice Judaism -- I never said they didn't.
I don't dispute that Jews have been appallingly treated around the world. Again, where did I say that they hadn't?
Saying that "Xtians and Muslims have the sins on their history and heritage" isn't helpful, as it's massively POV, added to which you're not providing any sources.
We can't include non-notable individuals as examples in Wikipedia. And even if we could, you're not providing reliable sources.
I am most certainly not an anti-semite and I'd ask you not to throw that kind of abuse around.
I am not "bashing" Benjamin Meyuhasheem -- I'm simply saying that he is both non-notable (by Wikipedia's standards) and that you're not providing any reliable sources (again this is pivotal to inclusion in Wikipedia) to back up what you're saying. Arthur Holland (talk) 10:17, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

Map of India is incorrect[edit]

The map of India is incorrect. It shows a large part of Kashmir in Pakistan. This is not correct since it is disputed. Can someone please upload a correct map of India here? Thank you. Katyare (talk) 01:52, 18 July 2011 (UTC)