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Elijah the Prophet781 viewsThis is a very popular image among the Jews of India. This image depicts the ascension of Elijah on that day at Khandalla in the Konkan.
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Mode of Dress517 viewsMode of Dress of the Bene-Israel Through The Ages.

Photo courtesy of Nissim Moses
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Elijah The Prophet in the Konkan850 viewsThe Location of the Observed Apparition of Elijah The Prophet in the Konkan. The Arrows Show the Track marks of Chariot Wheels and in the Picture you see the hoof marks of horses.
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History of Bene-Israel Embroidered on Silk390 viewsHistory of Bene-Israel embroidered on silk (seven pages).

Lord Brabourne in the Ahmedabad Synagogue.

Pictured also is Abigail Daniels, whose father had the history scrolls made.

Photos contributed by Nissim Moses.
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Cemetery at Navgav422 viewsThis picture shows the over 2000 year old cemetery in Navgav. Early ancestors of the Bene Israel Jewish community are believed to be buried here.

Photo contributed by Eric Samson
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Cemetery at Navgav429 viewsThis picture shows the over 2000 year old cemetery in Navgav. Early ancestors of the Bene Israel Jewish community are believed to be buried here.

Photo contributed by Eric Samson
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A Headstone at the Navgav Cemetery397 viewsA headstone at the over 2000 year old cemetery in Navgav.

The writing on the headstone is (please send correction if necessary):

"Moshe Ben Yosef Belkar, passed away away in 1748"

Photo contributed by Eric Samson
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A Memorial at the Navgav Cemetery374 viewsA memorial providing a brief history about the Bene Israel community. This memorial also states that in this cemetery lay the ancestors of the Bene Israel community.

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Reception Committee For Dr. E. Moses5193 viewsPhoto taken at the Sir Eli Kadoorie School upon his election as the mayor of Bombay.

In the photos are: J. N. Reuben, Ezekiel Samuel Ezekiel, B. S. Ezekiel, Benjamin Joseph Bhonkar, Dr. Miss. Jerusha Jhirad, Sarah Ezekiel Awaskar, Joseph Samson Penkar, Dr. A. S. Erulkar, Shalom Abraham, Dr. E. Moses, Joseph Bhonkar, I. J. Samson, David Ezra Reuben, Ms. J. Aptekar, Ms. Margaret Benjamin, Benjamin Kotel, Menachem Daniel Moses Talkar, Ms. Hannah J. Reuben, Jacob Isaac Aptekar.

Photo sent by Nissim Moses.
May 03, 2010
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First Bene Israel Conference in 19171243 viewsConference held at the Old Israelite School (now Eli Kadoorie School) in Bombay.

Contributed by Nissim Moses Courtesy of Reuben Raymond
Oct 23, 2009
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Passover Dinner and Soup Plates325 viewsDinner & soup plates with Passover motifs on them. These plates were part of a dinner set used by many B.I. families during Passover in the early 20th century. This ensured that the plates used were strictly Kosher during Passover. All other crockery in the House was put away.

Photo contributed by Nissim Moses
Jun 21, 2008
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Elijah's Cave in Haifa Israel226 viewsThis site is revered by the Bene Israel who go there & perform Eliyahoo Hanavi Service.

Photo contributed by Nissim Moses
Jun 21, 2008
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Tomb of David Sassoon471 viewsDavid Sassoon's tomb next to the Red Synagogue in Pune.

Photo contributed by Nissim Moses.
Feb 12, 2008
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The Thane Jewish Cemetery258 viewsPhoto courtesy of Nissim Moses.Feb 10, 2008
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Free Masons Lodge in Bombay685 viewsA 1920's photo showing a mixed membership with Dr. Benjamin Reuben Kehimkar as the Grand Master of the Lodge.

Contributed by Elisha & Jessica Nathan Reuben Kehimkar & forwarded by Nissim Moses
Nov 28, 2007
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Fifth Bene Israel Conference Held in 19211400 viewsSeated in the center is Dr. Benjamin Reuben Kehimkar. Also in the photograph Dr. E. Moses Raspurkar - Ex-Mayor of Bombay (Mumbai).

Contributed by Mr. Elisha & Jessica Reuben Kehimkar & forwarded by Nissim Moses.
Nov 26, 2007