Thursday, July 21, 2011

Knanaya

The beauty of my Tales of a Wandering Jew blog is that fascinating people find me.  I got a note from a fellow named Jacob who is a member of the Knanaya community.  The Knanaya are a Jewish/Christian community in Kerala.  It is a community of early Jewish converts to Christianity but kept Jewish traditions.  They moved to Kerala in 346AD, and speak Aramaic and Malayalam.  Fascinating!

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