By Joseph Hodes
In From India to Israel, Joseph Hodes examines Israel's first a long time throughout the standpoint of an Indian Jewish group, the Bene Israel, who may pass directly to play a major position within the production of the nation. He describes how a group of really excessive prestige and loose from persecution below the British Raj left the lately autonomous India for worry of wasting prestige, in basic terms to come across bias and prejudice of their new state. In 1960, a call made by way of the non secular gurus to prohibit the Bene Israel from marrying different Jews on account that they weren't "pure Jews" set in movement a civil rights fight among the Indian neighborhood and the non secular authority with far-reaching implications. After a drawn-out fight, and stressed from either the govt. and the folks, the Bene Israel have been declared appropriate for marriage.
A specific examine how one immigrant group fought to take care of their position inside a faith and a society, From India to Israel increases very important questions about the nation of Israel and its earliest struggles to take in the range in its midst.
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From India to Israel: Identity, Immigration, and the Struggle for Religious Equality (McGill-Queen's Studies in the History of Religion, Series Two) by Joseph Hodes