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The Jews of China
By Meir 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
By Miriam 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...

The Jews of New York City
By Mende Glazer - January 11, 2009

There are more Jews in New York than within the city limits of Jerusalem making the New York area the largest Jewish community in the world. There have been Jews in New York for a very long time dating back to the 1600’s when a Jewish community from Recife in Brazil emigrated north to...

Organizers: Part VII: The Advocates
By Sarah Kronenberg - January 11, 2009

The history of the Jewish people has too often been linked with discrimination and persecution. This has been true back to the days before the Hebrews were kept as slaves by the Pharaoh in Egypt and continued throughout history right up to the days when people were more educated and...

Jewish Artists: Franciszek C. Kulon
By Kulon - February 3, 2009

Franciszek C. Kulon was born in Sanok, Poland studying with masters such as Bronislaw Naczas. Kulon lives in the Catskills, near New York City, and paints subject matter that moves his sensitive nature. His paintings have become part of museum, gallery, and private collections worldwide.
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