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China / Jewish Culture RTW By On January 9, 2018

Jewish Shanghai Museum

While in Shanghai we visited the Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum which commemorates the lives of the Jews who fled to Shanghai during the Holocaust. The history of the Jews in China predate World War II. Jewish History in China Jewish history in China dates back to the 7th and 8th century when the first immigrants arrived. They remained a small…

Africa / Jewish Culture RTW / Morocco By On October 4, 2017

Rosh Hashanah in Morocco

We found ourselves in Morocco for the High Holidays specifically in the coastal town of Essaouira on the eve of Rosh Hashana.   The High Holidays include the two days of Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). In between is a period of deep reflection and repentance, whereby a Jew admits to sins,…