Times Square, the icon of New York kitsch and tourism, pop culture and media art, not only looked different that day in late September, it smelled different. The place that many people call the center of the world was transformed into one big Chinese kitchen. That's right. Times Square was home to the 5th International Chinese Culinary Competition.
Over 100 million Chinese tourists are expected to be traveling annually by 2020 and one of their preferred destinations is turning out to be the Middle East.
Jews have had a long and halcyon history with Chinese food. In many cities it’s tradition for Jews to spend Christmas at the movies, later eating at their favorite Chinese restaurant. So it’s no small feat that Los Angeles now has its first Jewnese food truck, and a kosher one at that.
An Israeli startup company has received a $30 million investment from China's richest man.
The head of China's military will visit Israel for the first time.
Israel’s biggest source of pride at the Beijing 2008 Olympics became its biggest blight this past week, after bronze medal-winning windsurfer Shahar Zubari called Chinese people “sh*ts” in an interview published September 5th in Israel’s Yediot Aharanot.
". . . I can't even explain it, it was unreal. I've been a part of the two teams at the last two Olympics that came out behind, and I think I wanted it more than anybody, not just for myself, but to show that we are the nation to be beat in that relay . . ."
Christian, Jewish and Muslim clergy lead rally protesting Chinese persecution of Falun Gong and China's involvement in Sudan.
China correspondent Alison Klayman goes out to Houhai lake to ask the question: What do Beijingers think of the Jews?
Hot pot meals are popular in China and a double problem for kosher vegetarians.
Gold medalists won't be the only ones climbing podiums in Beijing once the 2008 Olympic Games are under way. Isaac Shapiro of Highland Park, Ill. will be stepping up to celebrate his bar mitzvah
These days, more American families are adopting from China than any other foreign country, and a large number of those families are Jewish. A wave of girls is now coming of age, starting to face challenging issues of identity.
Jayme Barrett wants you to close your bathroom door and keep the toilet seat down. That is the feng shui (pronounced fung shway) way of assuring that the positive energy that comes from clearing out your clutter and creating love, wealth and fame will stay in the appropriate places in your house and not drain out every time you flush the toilet or pull a plug.
When Benjamin Andron, a second-degree black belt, bows in at the beginning of the martial arts class he teaches, he always keeps his eyes raised.
The affinity of Jews to Chinese food reaches its apotheosis in John Krich's "Won Ton Lust: Adventures in Search of the World's Best Chinese Restaurant" (Kodansha, $24). It's no outrageous stereotype to state that, as a people, American Jews seem to need a good Chinese meal to kick-start us into the week. It's nothing to be ashamed of;neither is it anything to take lightly.