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Dr. Moses Named Bombay Mayor First Bene Israelite in Post

April 14, 1937
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Dr. E. Moses, prominent medical practitioner and member of the Bene Israelite community, has been elected mayor of Bombay by the Bombay Municipal Corporation.

His election marks the first time in history that a member of the Bene Israelite sect, legendary survivors of seven men and women who fled from Palestine in pre-Biblical times and were shipwrecked in India, has occupied the mayoralty. The sect numbers approximately 20,000 members in India of a total of 25,000 Indian Jews.

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