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Senior member of Jewish community passes away

Press Trust of India  |  Kochi 

Hallegua died on Tuesday following cardiac arrest and the last rites were performed yesterday. He was wheel-chair bound.

The body of Hallegua, who was the warden and leader of the community, was laid to rest at the Jewish cemetery at Mattancherry.

A memorial prayer service was held this morning at the Jewish synagogue.

There are now only two men and six women, including a 90-year-old, in the Jewish community at Mattancherry, who consider themselves as 'Pardeshi Jews'.

Most of the younger generation has migrated to Israel and other countries.

  

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Senior member of Jewish community passes away

The strength of the Jewish community in nearby Mattancherry has been reduced to eight with the passing away of its leader 88-year-old Johnny Hallegua.

Hallegua died on Tuesday following cardiac arrest and the last rites were performed yesterday. He was wheel-chair bound.

The body of Hallegua, who was the warden and leader of the community, was laid to rest at the Jewish cemetery at Mattancherry.

A memorial prayer service was held this morning at the Jewish synagogue.

There are now only two men and six women, including a 90-year-old, in the Jewish community at Mattancherry, who consider themselves as 'Pardeshi Jews'.

Most of the younger generation has migrated to Israel and other countries.

  
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