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October 19, 2013 1:30 pm

‘Lost’ Indian Jews Come to Israel, Despite Questions Over Religious Status

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Bnei Menashe community members praying in India. Photo: screenshot via Dawn.com

JTA – SDEROT, Israel – A Kassam rocket had just landed across the street, but it couldn’t wipe the smile off David Lhundgim’s face as he entered his apartment in this embattled town near the Gaza border.

Born in the rural provinces of northeast India, Lhundgim has lived in Sderot since he moved to Israel in 2007, and by at least one measure he seemed to be well-adjusted: Lhundgim didn’t flinch when he heard bombs explode outside.

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