Only 20 Jews remain in Calcutta & the synagogues, cemeteries and school are maintained by Muslims. A great story that offers plenty of lessons to Arabs and Israelis & the rest of the world.

The idea of Muslim students in a Jewish school may be blasphemous in some part of the world, but here in Kolkata, it’s a reality. Al Jazeera has come out with a report about a Jewish school in Park street, Kolkata. Established in 1881, the Jewish girls’ school had the last Jewish student in the 1970s. That’s cause the once vibrant Jewish community of Calcutta has now trickled down to just 20 (amongst 15 million Calcuttans) today.

Kolkata Jewish school, Park Street

Even more heartwarming is the fact that a large number of Muslim families have enrolled their daughters in this school. Even the caretakers of the Jewish Synagogue is a family of devout Muslims and they know all about the Jewish scriptures, holidays and customs & are like family to the local Jews.

Check out the video  and applaud our all embracing, forever joyous city of Calcutta and shout out – “MERA BHARAT MAHAN

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