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August 18, 2015 10:06 am

India Launches Effort to Boost Jewish and Israeli Tourism

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JTA – Indian officials are urging the tens of thousands of Indian Jews living in Israel to visit their home country.

To encourage Jewish and Israeli tourism in India, the Indian government has funded the renovation of the country’s Jewish heritage sites, according to the Times of India. The government recently renovated the Paravoor and Chennamangalam synagogues in Cochin, in southern India. Some 25,000 Cochin Jews live in Israel among 85,000 total Indian-Israelis.

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