Journal of Indo-Judaic Studies:

Past Issues

I. Articles

7 Rosenzweig's Philosophy of Buddhism
by Norbert M. Samuelson

13 Buddhism on Rosenzweig
by Bibhuti S. Yadav

33 Hindu Nationalism and the Israeli Experience
by Gary Jeffrey Jacobsohn

57 Crossing Borders, Maintaining Boundaries: The Life and Times of Farha, a Woman of the Baghdadi Jewish Diaspora (1870-1958)
by Jael Silliman

II. Translations

81 A Tibetan-language History Of Israel by Jamyang Norbu
by Nathan Katz

III. Reviews

Review Essay
91 Living Encounters between Judaism and Hinduism/Buddhism
Judith Linzer, Torah and Dharma: Jewish Seekers in Eastern Religions
reviewed by Maurice S. Friedman

99 Opra Siapak, ed., The Jews of India: A Story of Three Communities
reviewed by Brian Weinstein

102 Maurice S. Friedman, Intercultural Dialogue and the Human Image
reviewed by Kenneth P. Kramer

105 Mavis Hyman, The Jews of the Raj
reviewed by Shalva Weil

107 J. B. Segal, A History of the Jews of Cochin
reviewed by Joan G. Roland

I. Articles

7 Hugo Bergman, Leo Baeck and Martin Buber: Jewish Perspectives on Hinduism and Buddhism
by Miriam Dean-Otting

27 Mystic Autobiography: A Case Study in Comparative Literary Analysis
by Diane M. Sharon

53 Judaeo-Arabic in India
by Brian Weinstein

II. Translation

71 Alexander and The Mysteries of India
by Steven Bowman

III. Resources

113 Bibliography about Indian Jewry, Part I: Publications from 1993 to 1997
compiled by Nathan Katz and Frank Joseph Shulman

IV. Feature Review Article

137 Hananya Goodman, ed., Between Jerusalem and Benares
reviewed by L. N. Sharma

V. Book Reviews

143 Asha A. Bhende and Ralphy E.Jhirad, Demographic and Socio-Economic Characteristics of Jews in India
reviewed by Ira M. Sheskin

144 Amitav Ghosh, In An Antique Land
reviewed by Steven Bowman

146 Karen Primack, ed., Jews in Places You Never Thought Of
reviewed by Abraham D. Lavender

VI. Obituaries

149 Ashin Das Gupta
by Nathan Katz

150 Flora Samuel
by Shalva Weil

151 David I. Sargon
by Nancy M. Sargon

I. Articles
7 Shingly in Cochin Jewish Memory and in Eyewitness Accounts
by Arthur M. Lesley

22 Religious Observances of Bene Israel: Persistence and Refashioning of Tradition
by Joan G. Roland

49 Abraham, the Easterners, and India: Jewish Interpretations of Genesis 25:6
by Richard G. Marks

72 Limit and Its Discontents: The Arising of Desire as Discussed by Patañjali and Isaac Luria
by Lyone S. Fein

86 India and Israel: From Conflict to Convergence of Interests
by Dinesh Kumar

117 India and the Holocaust: Perceptions of the Indian National Congress
by P. R. Kumaraswamy

II. Resources

126 Bibliography about Indian Jewry, Part II: Publications from 1998
compiled by Nathan Katz and Frank Joseph Shulman

III. Review Article

133 Alan Lew, with Sherril Jaffe, One God Clapping: The Spiritual Path of a Zen Rabbi
reviewed by Harold Kasimow

IV. Communications

136 The Dalai Lama in Hebrew
by Bezalel Naor

137 Holocaust Refugees and the Maharaja of Jamnagar
by His Highness Shatrushalyasinji

v. Obituaries

140 Bibhuti S. Yadav
by Alan Mittleman

144 Jacob E. Cohen
by Barbara C. Johnson

146 Daniel J. Elazar
by Nathall Katz

I. Articles

7 "Till the Women Finish Singing:" Historical Overview of Cochin Jewish Women's Malayalam Songs
by Barbara C. Johnson

23 Differing Intentions in Vedic and Jewish Sacrifice
by Kathryn McClymond

39 India and the Land ofIsrael: Between Jews and Indians in Ancient Times
by Meir Bar Ilan

79 Jewish Traders in the Indian Ocean-Tenth to Thirteenth Centuries: A Review of Published Documents from the Cairo Genizah
by Brian Weinstein

95 The Camp for Polish Refugee Children at Balachadi, Nawanagar
by Kenneth X. Robbins

II. Book Reviews
119 Benjamin J. Israel, The Jews of India
Reviewed by Shalva Weil

122 Nathan Katz, Who Are the Jews of India?
Reviewed by Ranabir Chakrabarty

127 Anil Bhatti and Johannes H. Voigt, eds., Jewish Exile in India: 1933-1945
Reviewed by Oren Baruch Stier

131 Richard C. Foltz, Religions of the Silk Road: Overland Trade and Cultural Exchange from Antiquity to the Fifteenth Century
Reviewed by Steven Heine

133 Ken Blady, Jewish Communities in Exotic Places
Reviewed by Nathan Katz

III. Communications
135 Letter to the Editor
by Noreen Daniel

IV. Obituary
Shirley Berry Isenberg, 1918-2000
by Joan G.Roland

I. Articles
7 The Jewish Background of Nissim Ezekiel's Poetry
By R Raj Rao

29 India, Israel and the Davis Cup Tie 1987
By P. R. Kumaraswamy

40 Jewish Pepper Traders of the Malabar Coast: The Rahabis
By Brian Weinstein

55 The Land of Hard Bondage: The Lost Tribes in India
By Tudor Parfitt

II. Translations

69 From Japan to Palestine via Colombo with a Hassidic Journalist in 1941
Translation by Marvin Tokayer

III. Resources

73 Bibliography about Indian Jewry, Part III: Publications from 1999
73 Indian Jewry in General
76 The Cochin Jews
77 The Bene Israel
78 The Bagdadi Jews
79 Tribal Jews
Compiled by Nathan Katz and Frank Joseph Shulman

IV. Book Reviews
81 The Walled City by Esther David

V. Index to Issues No. 1 to 5
84 Articles
87 Translations
87 Resources
88 Book Reviews
90 Obituaries
90 Miscellaneous


I. Articles
7 Descended from Jewish Seed - Genetics and Jewish History in India: The Bene Israel and the Black Jews of Cochin
By Tudor Parfitt

19 Further Studies in the Jewish Copper Plates of Cochin
By M. G. S. Narayanan

29 Possibilities of Understanding Jewish Malayalam Folksongs
By Scaria Zacharia

48 Silence, Shunya and Shiva: A Kashmir Shaiva Perspective
By L. N. Sharma

61 Common Symbolic Patterns in Hebrew and Sanskrit Literature
By Giulio Busi

71 The Home of One's Own: Indian Jewish Fiction and the Problem of Bene Israel Identity
By Yulia Egorova

79 II. Resources

Bibliography about Indian Jewry, Part IV: Publications from 2000
79 Indian Jewry in General
81 The Cochin Jews
82 The Bene Israel
83 The Mughal Jews
83 The Bagdadi Jews
84 Ashkenazim in India
84 Tribal Jews
Compiled by Nathan Katz and Frank Joseph Shulman

III. Conference Report
85 A View from the Margin: The State of the Art of Indo-Judaic Studies
Report by Nathan Katz

IV. Book Reviews

96 Rececca Reuben: Scholar, Educationist, Community Leader, 1889-1957 Edited by Nina Haeems
Reviewed by Joan G. Roland

103 Jewish Portraits, Indian Frames: Women's Narratives from a Diaspora of Hope By Jael Silliman
Reviewed by Barbara C. Johnson

107 The Jewish Heritage of Calcutta By Dalia Roy
Reviewed by Thomas A. Timberg

V. Obituary


5 The Influence of Indo-Judaic Studies in Israel, or The Salience of Spirituality
By Shalva Weil

12 Jewish Experience in India, or the Making of an Indian Jewish Novel: A Reading of Esther David's The Walled City
By D. Venkateswarlu

25 India's Jewish Geography as Described by Nineteenth-Century Traveler David D'Beth Hillel
By Alanna E. Cooper

36 Existential and Metaphysical Perspectives on Opposition and Relations: a Comparative Study of Martin Buber and Basanta Kumar Mallik.
By Madhuri Santanam Sondhi

84 The Identity of a Mystic: The Case of Sa'id Sarmad, a Jewish-Yogi-Sufi Courtier of the Mughals
By Nathan Katz

100 Bibliography about Indian Jewry, Part IV: Publications from 2001
Compiled by Nathan Katz and Frank Joseph Shulman

Book Reviews

106 H. Kasimow, J. and L Keenan, eds., Beside Still Waters: Jews, Christians and the Way of the Buddha
Reviewed by David R. Blumenthal

110 Shalva Weil, ed., India's Jewish Heritage: Ritual, Art and Life-Cycle
Reviewed by Ruth F. Cernea

113 Brig. Gen. Sharma, India and Israel: Against Islamic Terror
Reviewed by Dinesh Kumar

117 In Memoriam:J. B. Segal
By Shalva Weil

120 In Memoriam: M.L. Sondhi
By P.R.Kumaraswamy

110 In Memoriam: Ruby Daniels
By Barbara C.Johnson

5 From the Editors

7 The Jews of Kerala and the Wheels of Indian Ocean Commerce, 800-1800 C.E.
By Pius Malekandathil

33 Desperate Passage to India
By Ruth Fredman Cernea

43 Searching for the Ratu Hospital: Dreams and Judaism in the Imagining of
Mizo Nationalism
By Myer Samra

77 Sita and Sarah: Female Complementarity or Special Revelation
By Madhuri M.Yadlapati

85 Competing Discourses: Nazis in Tibet and Jews in India
By Peter Levenda

Book Reviews

96 Akiva Tatz and David Gottlieb, Letters to a Buddhist Jew
Reviewed by Richard G. Marks

101 Shalva Weil, ed., India's Jewish Heritage: Ritual, Art, and Life-Cycle
Reviewed by Shlomo Deshen

104 Ruth F. Cernea. Almost Englishmen: Baghdadi Jews in British Burma
Reviewed by Jonathan Goldstein

108 The Hindu-Jewish Encounter, New Delhi, February 2007
By (P.V.) Meylekh Viswanath

5 From the Editors

7 Buddhist-Jewish Relations throughout the Ages and in the Future 
By Nathan Katz

25 Feminizations of the Divine: Sakti and Shekhinah in Tantra and Kabbalah
By Braj M. Sinha

47 Oral Literary Forms in Jewish Malayalam
By Ophira Gamliel

61 The Sterilized Otherness: India in Israel, Israel in India
By Dalya Markovich and Ktzia Alon

69 The Prince, the Hermit, and the Kohen: Stories from a Buddha-Tradition in the First Printed Hasidic Book
By Aryeh Wineman

81 Eude and Eglon, Eleazar the Maccabee, and Two Early Modern Indian Narratives: Factors Explaining the Convergence of Phylogenetically Unconnected Tales
By Ephraim Nissan

Portraits, Travels, and Accounts
93 From Abraham to Abraham-and U Maung Maung: At Home in Bassein
By Ruth Fredman Cernea

Letters and Announcements
103 Letter to the Editor-Warning on Plagiarism
By Myer Samra

105 Jewish-Indian Collection NowAccessible to the Public
By Liesbeth Hugenholtz

Book Reviews 
107 Sadia Shepard, The Girl from Foreign: A Search for Shipwrecked Ancestors, Forgotten Histories, and a Sense of Hope
Reviewed by Joan G. Roland

110 Havovi Anklesaria, ed., with Santan Rodrigues, Nissim Ezekiel Remembered
Reviewed by Liladhar R. Pendse

113 David Shulman and Shalva Weil, eds., Karmic Passages: Israeli Scholarship on India
Reviewed by Elizabeth Chalier-Visuvalingam

118 S. D. Goitein and Mordechai A. Friedman, India Traders of the Middle Ages: Documents from the Cairo Geniza
Reviewed by Nathan Katz

120 Esther David, Shalom India Housing Society
Reviewed by Nathan Katz

121 Declaration of the Second Hindu-Jewish Leadership Summit, Jerusalem, February 2008

123 In Memoriam: Ruth Fredman Cernea

5 From the Editors


7 Purim in Cochin in the Middle of the Sixteenth Century According to
Lisbon’s Inquisition Trials
By José Alberto Rodrigues da Silva Tavim

25 The Synagogue at Parur, India: Its Architecture and Spatial Experience
By Jay A. Waronker

37 Baumgartner’s Bombay: Postcolonialism and Postmemory
By Linda Weinhouse

47 The Bronze Age Writing System of Sarasvati Hieroglyphics as Evidenced
by Two “Rosetta Stones”
By S. Kalyanaraman

75 Ethnocultural Barriers Medicalized: A Critique of Jacobsen
By Ephraim Nissan

121 The Ethics of the Pepper Marts of Malabar in the Mid-19th Century: A
Sephardic View
By Zvi Zohar and Nathan Katz

Book Review

145 Madhuri Santanam Sondhi, Intercivilizational Dialogue on Peace: Martin
Buber and Basanta Kumar Malik
Reviewed by Maurice S. Friedman

News and Announcements

147 The Bene Israel Community Family Tree
By Nissim Moses

149 The First Ever Holocaust Films Retrospective in South Asia
By Navras Jaat Aafreedi

153 Parur Synagogue to Be Restored


155 Cochin’s Jews: History’s Last Gasp—A Tribute to Samuel Hallegua (1930-
By Vinay Lal