Pilate: Truth And Politics

As we observe Good Friday, let us remember the precious blood Jesus shed, the pains he went through and the cross he bore for us. Let us also retrospect on how he suffered and under whom… That little phrase ‘suffered under Pontius Pilate’ has from the beginning been recited in the creeds of the Church and has possibly been translated into more languages around the world than even the Bible....

Meiteis And Jews

Martial Meiteis “If one goes jogging in the morning, he can cross Israel in one-and-half hour right across the middle from the West Bank to the Mediterranean. It can be cut into two. And therefore we will not leave the West Bank in any situation”. Recently a column of an English writer, in The Telegraph reminds me of a day in Poona University sometime in 1981/2. One of our Professors whose specialty...

India’s ‘Lost’ Jews Seek A Place In Israel

Every year, Jews from around the world migrate to Israel, a process known as aliyah, a Hebrew word meaning “ascent.” But for the Bnei Menashe community of India, who believe they are descendents of one of the 10 lost tribes of ancient Israel, the road has been long and fraught with difficulty. While almost 2,000 members of the group have been allowed to come to the Jewish state from their...