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The Jews of Kaifeng, China

An ancient Jewish community, twice nearly destroyed, experiences a resurgence of practice and scholarship

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/cover_story/article/the_jews_of_kaifeng_china_20120815

Jewish liturgy and ritual frequently remind us that the Israelites were scattered to the “four corners of the earth,” as symbolized by the four fringes of the tallit, or prayer shawl. The extent of the geographic dispersion of the Jews over millennia has been vast, ranging from Baghdad to Burma, Marrakesh to Melbourne, Jerusalem to Los Angeles.

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