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The Jewish quandary

While the 50 plus fire temples in Bombay are struggling to attract devotees, the 10 synagogues in the city are facing a more dire situation in getting worshippers. Ten synagogues located in Raigad district in Maharashtra are either shut or need repairs. A dwindling Jewish population (4,650 in India as per the last census) and migrations have made it difficult to hold regular Shabbat (Saturday) prayers, noted the Hindustan Times (HT) of March 4, 2019. At least 10 male community members need to be present to form a minyan (gathering) to read the holy Torah.        (L): Magen Aboth Synagogue,......



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