Sigal Samuel journeyed to India to find the source of her family’s mystical rituals. She wound up getting initiated into a Kabbalistic secret society — and scored a part in a Bollywood flick to boot.
With delight and just a dash of guilt, Sigal Samuel experiences the spicy tastes of her childhood at Haldi, a new Indian-Jewish Curry Hill eatery.
Mumbai city police received a letter threatening to bomb Jewish sites in the city in retaliation for Israel’s operation in Gaza.
Sigal Samuel has always known that her family comes from Bombay, India. But it wasn’t until last year’s Passover Seder that she discovered their legendary mystical past.
When Israeli filmmaker Erez Laufer set off for Mumbai in November of 2008, he had a comparatively simple plan: make a documentary about his father’s return to his childhood home in India, where his family found refuge after escaping from Nazi-occupied Poland.