Most White Jews though preferred to migrate to Australia and other Commonwealth countries, as Anglo-Indians did.Most of their synagogues have been sold and adapted for other uses.In Rabbi Yehezkel’s hand written response , he wrote: "…after the destruction of the Second Temple (may it soon be rebuilt and reestablished in our days! 68 of the Christian Era, about ten thousand men and women had come to the land of Malabar and were pleased to settle in four places; those places being Cranganore, Dschalor, Indian rulers granted the Jewish leader Joseph Rabban the rank of prince over the Jews of Cochin, giving him the rulership and tax revenue of a pocket principality in Anjuvannam near Cranganore, and rights to seventy-two "free houses".The Hindu king gave permission in perpetuity (or, in the more poetic expression of those days, "as long as the world and moon exist") for Jews to live freely, build synagogues, and own property "without conditions attached".As early as the 12th century, mention is made of the Black Jews in southern India. They know the law of Moses and the prophets, and to a small extent the Talmud and Halacha." They are known to have developed Judeo-Malayalam, a dialect of Malayalam language.The Jewish traveler, Benjamin of Tudela, speaking of Kollam (Quilon) on the Malabar Coast, writes in his Itinerary: "...throughout the island, including all the towns thereof, live several thousand Israelites. Following expulsion from Iberia in 1492 by the Alhambra Decree, a few families of Sephardic Jews eventually made their way to Cochin in the 16th century.
After India gained its independence in 1947 and Israel was established as a nation, most Cochin Jews emigrated from Kerala to Israel in the mid-1950s.
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