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Christian Fundamentalists Targeting Tibetans

While some Christian missionaries in China aim to fill spaces left by the suppression of traditional values and decline of Maoism, others work to convert members of already beleaguered minority cultures such as Tibetan Buddhism....

Chinese Jews Feel More at Home in Israel

The Los Angeles Times looks at China’s small, ancient Jewish community in Kaifeng and the few members who have moved to Israel: Jin and her relatives belong to a community of Chinese Jews that was established in the 9th...

China’s Ancient Jewish Enclave

A New York Times travel story visits the few remaining but active Jews in Kaifeng, Henan: Earlier, Ms. Guo had brought us into a narrow courtyard at 21 Teaching Torah Lane — an alley once central to the city’s Jewish community,...

Chinese Orphan’s Journey to Jewish Rite of Passage – Andy Newman

From the New York Times: Fu Qian, renamed Cecelia Nealon-Shapiro at 3 months, was one of the first Chinese children ” most of them girls ” taken in by American families after China opened its doors to international adoption in the early 1990s. Now, at 13, she is one of the first to complete the […]

Reviving Shanghai’s Jewish History – Louisa Lim

From NPR: A new Jewish center has just opened in Shanghai, the first of its kind in China in 50 years. During the World War II, the city saved an estimated 30,000 Jewish lives by welcoming refugees fleeing the Nazis. But Shanghai’s Jewish history has been all but forgotten there. Now, some are struggling to […]

A Chinese saga – Hadassah Bat-Haim

From the Jerusalem Post: On the morning of July 6, 1913, Shaw Bah Tien sat in his private room, waiting. The atmosphere in the house was tense. His beloved wife, Ni, was about to give birth. He had never been a father and was a little unsure of the procedure. They had not been married […]

From a Village in China To the Wedding Canopy in Jerusalem – Baruch Gordon

From Israel National News: Shlomo and Dina Jin are descendants of the Jewish community that existed for nearly a thousand years in Kaifeng, China. With the help of the Shavei Israel organization, the Jins recently completed their conversion back to Judaism by Israel’s Chief Rabbinate, and will be getting married at 5:30 PM at Heichal […]

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