“It will be good for us, we’ll become well known,” he added, a black-and-white checked, round cloth “kippah” resting on the top of his head.Magen David, light blue in color and situated in Mumbai’s historic Byculla district, is one of eight synagogues in India’s financial capital and surrounding suburbs.With the addition of the 160 years, Rabbi Yosi’s date is within a century of Bishop Ussher’s.Another way to estimate when humankind became civilized is to use the evidence of archeology.All Jewish holidays begin in the evening after the sunset.Judaism is believed to be one of the world's oldest religions.Netanyahu will talk trade in New Delhi and marvel at the Taj Mahal before rounding off his visit in Mumbai, where the majority of India’s estimated 4,500 Jews live.There he will accompany 11-year-old Moshe Holtzberg as the boy returns for the first time to the house where his parents were killed in the 2008 terror attacks that left 166 people dead.
Although historians believe Jews first arrived in India 2,000 years ago, their descendants today say they are virtually unknown in a country where they are hugely outnumbered by Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Jains and Zoroastrians.
Most archeologists believe this fundamental development in human evolution took place in the Tigris/Euphrates Valley almost 6,000 years ago.
MUMBAI, India (AFP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will make an emotional visit this week to a Jewish center targeted in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, in a trip that India’s tiny and shrinking Jewish community hopes will boost its profile.
First of all, the Greek translation, the Septuagint, reports very different figures from those given in the Hebrew Bible.160-Year Underestimate A second problem arises when there is no continuity of generations.
Thus the estimate of the time back to Adam made by Rabbi Yosi ben Halafta in his 2nd-Century book, “Seder Olam Rabbah,” was too short because Rabbi Yosi underestimated the length of the Persian Empire by about 160 years.
The current Jewish calendar is based on his chronology.