Originally Posted by ashdoc
In the link---the boy in the photos besides the old person in Indian clothes and behind the Indian flag is son of my friend , who is an Israeli of Indian origin.
Most of the Jews of Indian Origin in Israel originally hail from my state---Maharashtra . Jews were never persecuted in India and many maintain a deep bond with India even in Israel.
I was in the Australian military back in the early 1960's.
This was back in the days of SEATO.
We moored in , what was then " Bombay ", now called , " Mumbai ".
Its was quite a cultural shock to go from the open spaces of Australia, to the multitudes of the Indian population.
" Bombay ' in those days was divided in to ( 4 ? ) Main sections, these were also in distinct architectural buildings, from my memory, the Jewish buildings where of a round structure, and covered a fairly large area of " Bombay " .
I imagine that " Bombay " has changed a lot in the last 60 years, the " Indian's " of ALL denominations ( Hindu, Christian, Janist's, Sikh's and Jewish, were very friendly and welcoming back then, I imagine they are all still the same.