News Brief 2/7/2012, Shevat 14, 5772
India to Deport Two Chabad Members
Husband and wife Shneor Zalman and Yaffa Shenoi will be deported from India back to Israel, according to the Times of India news. The two are members of the Chabad hassidic movement which conducts outreach work for Jewish and Israeli tourists and backpackers. Indian authorities said the two were suspicious because they are paying a large amount of rent for their apartment and often invited guest over their house for long discussions. The apartment is located in the Kochi area, which was home to the first synagogue in India dating back to the 16th century. The wife denied to allegations.