India and Israel are celebrating thirty years of full diplomatic relations. Up until 1992, the Consulate of Israel in Bombay was the representative of the Jewish State in the country. However, the Jewish communities in India have lived in the subcontinent for more than two thousand years, maintaining a Jewish identity without fear of persecution and over the years they have contributed to the city and its surroundings.
Along with the Maharashtra's Ministry of Tourism, the Consulate General of Israel has inaugurated "The Jewish Route", which includes dozens of sites and invites tourists from all over the world to visit the heritage of the Jews of India.
These sites are based on the book "BOMBAY MUMBAI: City Heritage Walks, Exploring the Jewish Urban Heritage" written by Prof. Shaul Sapir.
For me personally, this has been a fascinating journey to reveal the hidden places of Mumbai and to learn about the history and the sanctuaries of the Jewish communities.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in the establishment of the project.
Welcome to Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra.
We invite you to participate in a special project that includes the glorious heritage of the Jewish communities in the country.
We recommend taking the various routes on a visit to the city and exploring the beauty of the communities and their customs. So, we'll see you in Mumbai...
ABOUT THE LOGO
The blue colour symbolizes Mumbai bay, and the lanes surrounding it the heritage routes.
The different colours represent the variety of traditions and customs of the communities where Jews pray, study and make a living.
Consul General of Israel
to Midwest India