Thursday, 25 October 2012

Jewish Synagogue In Cochin


The Jewish Synagogue Kochi, the oldest Synagogue in the common wealth countries was built in 1568 AD. Located at Mattancherry, the Synanogue still has the scrolls of the Old Testament and the copper plates, which recorded the grants of privilege, bequeathed by the Kochi rulers.Among all the common wealth countries of the world, the Synagogue Jewish Kochi is the oldest existing synagogue. The prosperous Jewish trading community built it in 1568 AD. It was partially destroyed in the 1962 war. Later it was rebuilt by the Dutch. Jewish synagogue Cochin is one of the most important historical monuments in Kerala

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