By Jennifer Lipman, August 1, 2011
The Jewish population of the Indian town of Mattancherry has dropped to single figures.
The funeral of Isaac Judah Ashkenazi, an 83-year-old Jewish resident of the town, was held on Sunday.
Mattancherry, in the Kochi region (formerly known as Cochin), was once home to a small but solid Jewish population of 250. A community was first recorded there in the 15th century.