But the island’s Jewish roots go back to the 17th century.
They exist to serve their communities, not the individuals who fund them.
Starting with education.
Anti-Semitism existed before Donald Trump.
The battle is over; or so we’re told. A half-century after the rate of intermarriage in the US began to skyrocket, the Jewish community appears to have resigned itself to the inevitable. But to declare defeat is preposterous.
In once vibrant communities in Italy and Greece, only a few dozen Jews remain. But the connection is strong to the Jewish people and the Jewish state.
Last month, the oldest synagogue in Indonesia was reduced to rubble. Here, rare photographs, together with exclusive footage of the Jewish cemetery, recall what once was.
When religious Jews “go off the derekh”—abandon the practice of Judaism—it is not necessarily because they have found something better.