Namaste and Shalom: A Virtual Tour of Jewish India Take a trip to Jewish India! India's Jewish heritage is a rich cultural and historical saga that stretches from biblical times until today. Explore each of India's Jewish communities as we visit sites and synagogues in Bombay, Calcutta and Cochin. Led by Rahel Musleah, who was born in Calcutta, the seventh-generation of a Calcutta Jewish family that traces its roots to 17th-century Baghdad. Today, Rahel is a New York-based award-winning journalist, author, singer, speaker and educator. She is looking forward to travel opening up so she can resume taking visitors on Jewish heritage tours of India. In the meantime, she is bringing India to you!
Namaste and Shalom: A Virtual Tour of Jewish India
Through the vivid prism of her family's story, Rahel Musleah introduces audiences to the distinctive heritage of the Jews of India and Iraq. The seventh generation of a Calcutta family, she traces her roots to 17th-century Baghdad. Her multi-faceted visual, song and story presentations offer a rare and intimate view of a rich culture little-known to most. Rahel is an award-winning journalist, author, singer, storyteller and educator. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, Hadassah magazine, and numerous other publications. Her books include: Apples and Pomegranates: A Family Seder for Rosh Hashanah; Why On This Night? A Passover Haggadah for Family Celebration; Journey of a Lifetime, and a songbook, B'Kol Arev: Songs of the Jews of Calcutta. Her CD of Shabbat and holiday melodies is called Hodu: Jewish Rhythms from Baghdad to India. She is a pioneer in the Sephardi/Mizrahi community as a woman prayer leader. Until the pandemic, Rahel was leading Jewish heritage tours to India twice a year, in November and February. She would love for you to join her when we are back on the road! She infuses each tour with her personal, spiritual and musical insights as well as her knowledge of India's Jewish history. When she is not traveling, Rahel lives in Roslyn Heights, NY. Her website is: www.explorejewishindia.com.