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The Jewish Jewels of Calcutta: Magen David Synagogue

Arpita Mitra The interiors of the Magen David Synagogue are astonishingly well maintained. The chequered marble floor, gleaming chandeliers, stained glass windows create a stunning atmosphere. The Baghdadi Jews came to Calcutta during the British Raj to take the commercial opportunities the city afforded. The first Jewish immigrant to Kolkata was Shalom Cohen in 1798

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