Healing touch for Jewish heritage

The Jewish built heritage in Kolkata mirrors the plight of the dwindling community. But now, the Archeological Survey of India is throwing it a lifeline.

The ASI on Friday promised to “protect and project the glory of the Jewish community” by renovating the monuments built a hundred years ago. Regional director of ASI (east) P K Mishra visited three synagogues on Friday along with the gritty Aline M Cohen, who has been battling every odd to conserve Jewish monuments in the city.

Two of these – Beth El Synagogue and Maghen David Synagogue – are nationally protected monuments but the third, Shalome Synagogue, is unprotected although it is equally important to the community’s history and heritage. It stands next to the Maghen David structure.

Full report here Times of India


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