Indian teenagers place oil lamps onto the Yamuna River behind the Taj Mahal. Eighty percent of India's 1.2 billion population is Hindu, with fewer than 5,000 Jews. Reuters

Pani Purim: Celebrating the Holiday With the Jewish Community of Mumbai

A local celebration mixes hamantaschen with traditional Indian dishes, and reveals a vibrant, if modest, community with a rich history and abundant pride.

MUMBAI – The make-your-own-hamantaschen stand had them stumped. “Do you have to bake it?” “Jam?” “What is the point?” – these were just a few of the polite queries from the curious crowd, comprising women in...

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