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Sarah, Thaha, Thoufeeq

Sarah, Thaha, Thoufeek: A heartwarming real life story of human companionship. Sarah Cohen, the oldest surviving Paradesi Jew in Mattancherry, Kochi; Thaha Ibrahim, a local tailor who helped Sarah with her embroidery work, including making kippahs, and looked after her; and Thoufeek Zakriya, an aspiring chef with interest in Hebrew calligraphy who laboured to make copies of the Torah. Directed by Sarath Kottikkal and produced by Thomas Kottackakom, the film was screened on 1 March at Beit Hatfutsot, Israel’s Museum of the Jewish People, in the presence of Sarah’s friends and family that included her niece Becky Finkelstein and her grand nephew Yaakov Finkelstein, Israel’s CG in Mumbai. Sarah Cohen died on August 30, 2019. She voted in India’s general elections in April 2019 at the age of 96. 1 March 2020

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