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This 118-year-old Jewish bakery in India is a hit on Christmas


January 8, 2021

Isaac Nahoum/Nahoum & Sons

A selection of some of the Nahoum & Sons pastries.

MYSORE, India (JTA) - From the flashing outdoor lights that deck out Park Street, to the bustling pop-up Christmas market at the central rotunda of the sprawling New Market, Christmas has always been a celebratory affair in Kolkata. 

While this year celebrations are toned down due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the damaging after-effects of Cyclone Amphan that hit the city in May, Isaac Nahoum, a Jewish baker who has seen business tumble from more than 300 customers a day to a mere 30 on average, is not worried. The Christmas rush is still coming through.

"This was a big setb...

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