jewish community

  • August 4, 2016  

    The coastal Indian city of Cochin was once home to a thriving Jewish community; immigrants came for the spice trade and ended up settling there. But in 1955, the community largely vanished as its residents departed en masse to the newly founded state of Israel. Now, it’s a struggle to preserve the structures and relics of Jewish heritage that remain. Continue reading

  • October 20, 2006  

    The coastal 22nd district in Florida is the setting for a midterm election battle, where Democratic challenger Ron Klein is using President Bush’s handling of the Iraq war to his advantage against 26-year Republican congressman Clay Shaw. Continue reading