In 1896 the bubonic plague broke out in Bombay. The Indian government asked Waldemar M. Haffkine to investigate the cause of the plague and to attempt to develop a vaccine […]

On May 12, [1981] important Hebrew and Samaritan manuscripts from the famous collection of David Sassoon were auctioned off in Sotheby Parke Bernet on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. […]

In the summer of 1973 I visited India with my wife and our youngest son Chaggai. In 1948 there had been about 29,000 Jews in India.  20,000 of these were […]

Last month “The New York Times” carried an article by its special correspondent Michael T. Kaufman describing the life of the small number of Jews who are still living in […]