Inside the Secret World of Indonesia’s Jewish Community

What’s it like being Jewish in the world’s biggest Muslim country? For starters, the shul is concealed and members are not allowed to call Judaism their official religion

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Inside the secret world of Indonesia’s Jewish community
Inside the secret world of Indonesia’s Jewish communityCredit: Neha Banka
Neha Banka
Jakarta
(L) Siddurim translated from Hebrew to Bahasa Indonesia. (R) The wooden divider shields the synagogue hidden in the suburb of Jakarta. Credit: Neha Banka
FILE: Indonesian Muslim protesters burn the Israeli flag during an anti-Israel protest in Jakarta, IndonesiaCredit: IRWIN FEDRIANSYAH / AP
Congregants praying at the monthly Shabbat service in the suburb of Jakarta Credit: Neha Banka

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