The Hindu-Jewish Encounter: The Present Context
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Jews and Hindus had no significant contact for millennia. With the exception of a tiny Jewish community in India and the occasional contact made possible through travel and commerce, India was a distant memory. It left an impression on Jewish literature, but never made it to the status of a significant other.1I am not aware of Judaism making any impression on Hindu religious, legal, or philosophical literature, until the twentieth century.2 It is only during the twentieth century that the relationship between Judaism and Hinduism started to come into its own and indeed, this relationship may still be a thing of the future.
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