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25 September 2017 - 5 Tishri 5778 - ה' תשרי ה' אלפים תשע"ח
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Bombay
Historic Community of Bombay, India Print E-mail

Bombay, the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra, is now known as Mumbai. Modern Mumbai boasts the highest population of any city in India, with approximately fourteen million people residing in this bustling port city. With the surrounding suburbs including the neighbourhoods of Navi Mumbai and Thane, the population tops an impressive 19 million people.

 
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Modern day Bombay

Bombay is also home to the majority of India's rapidly dwindling Jewish population. At its peak, in the late 1940's, the Jewish population of Bombay reached nearly 30,000. The Jews of India lived in harmony with the Indian people and found that the Hindu religion was tolerant of their beliefs and practices allowing them to preserve their own distinct culture for centuries.

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