Modi gifts two sets of Jewish relics from Kerala to Netanyahu

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Jul 2017 09:01:05


 

JERUSALEM,

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has gifted his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu replicas of two sets of relics from Kerala, regarded as key artefacts of the long Jewish history in India. They comprise two different sets of copper plates that are believed to have been inscribed in 9-10th Century, the Prime Minister’s Office said.


The replicas of two sets of relics from Kerala, regarded as key artifacts of the long Jewish history in India. They comprise two different sets of copper plates that are believed to have been inscribed in 9-10th Century, the PMO had tweeted. The first set of copper plates is a cherished relic for the Cochin Jews in India.


The second set of copper plates is believed to be the earliest documentation of the history of Jewish trade with India.
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