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Jews in Shanghai

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Jews in Shanghai

by Steve Hochstadt I        Jews in Colonial Shanghai One of the largest and most cosmopolitan cities in the world, Shanghai in the late 19th and early 20th century was an international banking city and the gun-running capital of Asia, a center for trade in textiles and opium, an open port where law was subordinated to […]

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Baghdadi Jews in Early Shanghai

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Baghdadi Jews in Early Shanghai

by Maisie J. Meyer   Many Baghdadi Jews (the term “Baghdadi” in this context encompasses Arabic speaking Jews from the Middle East, Aden and Yemen, and non-Arabic speaking Jews from Persia and Afghanistan) emigrated to escape political and religious harassment and deteriorating economic conditions in their countries of origin. Their search for new commercial opportunities […]

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Shanghai’s Messenger

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Shanghai’s Messenger

B’Nai Yisrael: The Jewish Community of Shanghai July 1998 Press Release REBIRTH OF SHANGHAI’S JEWISH COMMUNITY: OUR FIRST TORAH IN DECADES by Jodie Goldberg and Robin Gerofsky Kaptzan On June 30th, the day prior to the dedication of a Sefer Torah at the recently renovated Ohel Rachel Synagogue for the U.S. Presidential Delegation, there was […]

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