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12 Deadly Days, a 12-episode holiday-themed horror-comedy series, will debut on YouTube Red in partnership with Blumhouse Television next Monday, December 12.

Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2), Eduardo Sanchez (The Blair Witch Project), Joe Menendez (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series), Gregg Hale (V/H/S/2), and John Hyams (Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning) are among the series’ directors.

Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects), Betty Gabriel (The Purge: Election Year), Kaitlin Doubleday (Empire), Dohn Norwood (Hell on Wheels), and Tom Lenk (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) are featured in the series.

The cast also includes YouTube creators Anna Akana, Burnie Burns, Timothy DeLaGhetto, Brittany Furlan, Tre Melvin, Mikey Murphy, Eric Ochoa, Nikki Limo, Troy Pindell, Meghan Rienks, Jake Roper, and Alexis Zall.

Watch the trailer below, where you will also find the synopsis.

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Judah Hyam Synagogue, New Delhi, India

The presence of Jews in Delhi goes back many centuries, even before the British colonial era. When the capital of India shifted to Delhi, Jews were present in the vital railways, defence and central government services. During the Second World War there was influx of British and American troops and services in New Delhi for Jewish soldiers were conducted by Army chaplains. A few German and Polish Jews,who escaped the Holocaust, also settled in the city.

With the opening of the Embassy of Israel in 1993, the synagogue became a centre of Jewish activity for those diplomats and their families. Since inception, Judah Hyam Synagogue has hosted many distinguished visitors including former Israeli Prime Minister Moshe Sharett, former Israeli Prime Minister(and now President) Shimon Peres, Lord Greville Janner, violinist Yehudi Menuhim.and H.H. Dalai Lama.  

At present there are 7-8 Indian Jewish families (about 40 persons) in Delhi besides diplomats from various Embassies and High Commissions in Delhi. [source]

I read an interesting article from 2011 about the last remaining Jews in Delhi and how they are keeping their Jewish community together.

“Being a small community, we cannot be so rigid, so orthodox,” says Ezekiel Isaac Malekar, honorary secretary of the synagogue whose unpaid job of thirty years has overlooked religious convention to keep this tiny group together.

“Our openness, our liberal approach is what allows us to survive. For reading the Torah, you must require ten men, a minyan. But I made radical changes, because why should we discriminate between women and men? I count the women.”

“I drove by Jimmy’s house the Wednesday before the races to wish him well. As I pulled into the driveway, none other than Pier Angeli passed me, coming out of Jimmy’s driveway in her car. I waved and honked but she only nodded to me and her face looked tear-stained. Jimmy, too, looked distraught when I went in. I felt it was best to leave him alone. Before going out, I asked if there was anything I could do. He clenched his fists tightly, over and over again. “It’s already done,” he said in a choked voice. “Pier’s going to have a baby,” he blurted out. I was stunned by the news. I knew he had seen her from time to time since her wedding. I thought I knew what was on Jimmy’s mind, that perhaps it was his babyand there she was, married to another man. I stood there feeling at a loss, not knowing what to say. Then Jimmy started to cry, and for the first and only time in my life I took a man in my arms and I held him to my chest and rocked him”   - Joe Hyams