street leads to a synagogue in the city\'s old Jewish quarter (circa 1950). -COCHIN

One of the three recorded manuscripts of a Hebrew translation of the Koran, written in Cochin in the middle of the eighteenth century, it opens with: "The customs of Ishmaelites," i.e., Moslems: "The Moslems believe in God who is One; One Essence, One Form, Creator of Heaven and Earth, He rewards those who do His will, and punishes those who transgress His ordinances ... and Mohammed was His great prophet, who was sent by God to teach mankind the way to eternal life," Koran, Hebrew Translation [Cochin], 1757. Hebraic Section