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  • Yom Kippur in Bangkok

    September 16, 2015 | 11:19 am

    I was the only American in the room and definitely the most clueless. 

    Standing at the back of the makeshift shul for Yom Kippur services in Chabad of Bangkok last year, I attempted to follow along in my all-Hebrew siddur pamphlet while observing other people in the room and...

  • Rabbi David Wolpe in Thailand: Have you ever seen a menorah dance?

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    November 6, 2013 | 3:47 pm

    Traveling reminds us that the old is distinctive and the new melds together. I had never been to Thailand, or indeed to any country in Southeast Asia. As the bus rolled through the streets, nothing in the facade of the 7-Eleven convenience store or the crushed muddle of Bangkok...

  • Holocaust Exhibition opens at United Nations Hall in Bangkok

    February 4, 2013 | 10:05 am

    Courage To Remember, The Simon Wiesenthal Center's renowned Holocaust exhibition opened at United Nations Hall in Bangkok, Thailand  in commemoration of International Holocaust Memorial Day. Five hundred community and religious leaders were joined by the Ambassadors of Israel,...

  • Indian police say Delhi, Bangkok blasts linked

    March 16, 2012 | 10:33 am

    Indian police have established a link between a bomb that wounded an Israeli diplomat’s wife in New Delhi and a fumbled bomb plot in Thailand, the city’s police chief said on Friday, adding that arrest warrants had been issued for three Iranians.

    New Delhi police said one of the...

  • Another Iranian arrested in Bangkok bombing

    February 27, 2012 | 10:35 am

    Another Iranian national was arrested in connection with a bombing in Bangkok.

    Thai police over the weekend brought in Madani Seyed Mehrded, 33, upon discovering that he was in Thailand on an expired visa.

    Call logs showed that Mehrded had been in regular phone contact with two of...

  • Thailand bombs meant to target Jews, police chief says

    February 16, 2012 | 4:43 pm

    Thailand’s police chief said bombs that exploded in the capital earlier in the week were meant to target Israelis.

    “I can tell you that the target was specific and aimed at Israeli diplomatic staff,” the national police chief, Gen. Prewpan Dhamapong, told a Thai television...

  • Arrests made in New Delhi, Bangkok

    February 15, 2012 | 10:18 am

    Thai investigators believe they have found a link between this week’s bomb blasts in Bangkok and New Delhi, a senior security official said Wednesday, two of three attacks Israel has blamed on Iran.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, accusing Iran of targeting diplomats,...

  • Iranian national believed responsible for Thai blasts

    February 14, 2012 | 8:34 am

    Bombs that exploded in a Bangkok house being shared by an Iranian national were being prepared for a large-scale attack against an Israeli target, unnamed Israeli officials are quoted as saying.

    The unnamed officials made their remarks to the Israel media on Tuesday.

    The Iranian...

  • Blue and White in Bangkok

    By Rob Kutner

    May 31, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    I had one night in Bangkok, and I was definitely feeling humbled by the traffic. My bus idled, stuck in one of this Thai capitol's infamous daily snarls. I had little idea where in the city I was or how far there was to go, only a destination. And, most agonizing of all, I had less...