Sunday, March 18, 2018

Lottery ticket from the Jewish Community of Parur, India

Stuck in an old tome, I found a tiny window into the life of the Jews of Parur (now known as Paravur), Cochin, India.
The lithographed lottery ticket, which came at a cost of four Indian Anna (1/16th of a Rupee), was to benefit the Jewish Education Committee of Parur. The rules for the winner seem to be rather complex, and the list of prizes varied from a silk Tallit, to a pair of Tefillin, gilt-edged prayer books and a pocket watch.

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