The Jews of Iran
Talman - January 25, 2009
Jews have been living in Iran, which was once known as Persia ever since the Babylonian Crown Prince Nebuchadnezzar destroyed the First Temple of Israel in the 7th century BCE and took ten thousand captives from Jerusalem to Persia. While many Jews returned home after Cyrus the Great...
The Jews of England
Zalman - January 18, 2009
The history of Jews in England is a very long and colourful one that dates back to the Norman Conquest of 1066. They were invited to England by William the Conqueror who believed that their business and commercial skills, as well as their access to capital would help his country...
The Jews of India
Bokhaut - January 11, 2009
Jews have settled in India for a very long time with some arriving as early as the Kingdom of Judah and others tracing their roots to Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan, and other Arab countries in the last 300 years. There are five native Jewish communities in India: the Cochin Jews, Bene...
The Jews of China
Lifkin - January 11, 2009
Jews have a surprisingly long history in China and may have arrived in that country as early as the mid Han Dynasty which ran from 206 BC–220 AD. There is documentation of Jewish settlement in China from about the 7th or 8th century all the way through to the 19th century. This is...
The Jews of Japan
Bodovitch - January 11, 2009
There were confirmed contacts between the Japanese and the Jewish people as far back as the 16th century as European traders began to venture into that part of the world but it wasn’t until the mid 1850’s after the arrival of Commodore Matthew Perry and the end of Japan’s closed door...
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