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  • Culture on the menu

    October 15, 2012 | 9:58 am

    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...

  • Wave of Chinese tourists expected

    May 31, 2012 | 12:15 pm

    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.

    Countries in the region are scrambling to meet the boon as the tourism trade moves to get back on its feet after the lull...

  • Truckin’ with kosher eggrolls

    January 18, 2012 | 4:57 pm

    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...

  • Chinese billionaire invests $30 million in Israeli startup

    October 19, 2011 | 11:33 am

    An Israeli startup company has received a $30 million investment from China’s richest man.

    Billionaire Li Ka Shing has invested in the navigation technology firm Waze, which will put the money into supporting its application’s more than 7 million drivers and launch a...

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  • Chinese military chief to visit Israel

    August 8, 2011 | 1:24 pm

    The head of China’s military will visit Israel for the first time.

    Chen Bingde, chief of staff of the People’s Liberation Army, will be hosted next week by his Israeli counterpart, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, the Israeli military said Monday.

    The visit follows Defense Minister Ehud...

  • Summer Rules are not meant to be followed, at least in my house…

    By Julia Bendis

    July 6, 2011 | 12:01 pm

    I am just not as Tiger-esque as I had hoped to be this summer, in fact I am the very opposite of the Tiger Mother!  But, I did have big plans to become one over the summer break…  And even bigger plans to grow a pair when it comes to my children NOT sitting around watching TV,...

  • Amy Chua a.k.a The Tiger Mother Got It Right!

    By Julia Bendis

    May 3, 2011 | 11:28 am

    When I first heard about Amy Chua, the self-professed Chinese Tiger Mother, I didn’t understand what all the hype, the drama and the hatred was about.  After reading more about her and her parenting memoir “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother”, I couldn’t help but like her even more!

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  • Tiger Mom Amy Chua’s Jewish Husband

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    January 19, 2011 | 2:10 pm

    Tiger Mother Amy Chua writes in her book “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” of her unbending demands on her children – all As, no sleepovers, no schools plays, and pathological piano practicing. But she has a foil to her unbending Chinese parenting style – her Jewish husband....

  • Orit: I went to Macao and it’s not Las Vegas!

    By The Web Guy

    October 3, 2008 | 7:09 pm

    Bloggish contributor Orit Arfa went on a press junket to Shelden Adelson’s (the Sands) new Venetian resort-casino in Macao, China and filed this report for the Jerusalem Post:

    As I wandered alone through The Venetian casino on my first night, my personal fantasies of Vegas-style fun,...

  • Rude Israeli Olympic medalist ticks off Chinese, Peres apologizes

    By Alison Klayman

    September 15, 2008 | 11:05 pm

    BEIJING (JTA)—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.

    That...

  • Irvine’s Jason Lezak anchors 400-meter relay swim team for the gold

    August 11, 2008 | 4:15 am

    “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, ” Jason Lezak told the Los Angeles...

  • VIDEO: Tel Aviv rally protests religious persecution in China

    August 9, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Christian, Jewish and Muslim clergy lead rally protesting Chinese persecution of Falun Gong and China’s involvement in Sudan

  • VIDEO: What do the Chinese think of Jews?

    By Alison Klayman

    August 3, 2008 | 4:03 am

    With the Olympics about to begin and international participants from all over the world arriving, Beijing is about to experience an influx of people from all walks of life- and that includes some Jewish folks in the mix. JTA’s China correspondent Alison Klayman goes out to Houhai lake to ask the question: What do Beijingers think of the Jews?

     

  • Hot pot dinner bonds two very different ‘believers’ in China

    By Alison Klayman

    July 31, 2008 | 12:14 am

    Being treated to a hot pot meal is one of my most dreaded social situations in China.

    Hot pot is like Chinese fondue. A large pot of meat stock bubbles in the center of the table, and fresh meat, fish, vegetables and tofu are dropped inside. You dip the cooked foods in a sesame sauce...

  • Jews in China roll out red carpet for Olympics [VIDEOS]

    By Alison Klayman

    July 30, 2008 | 11:59 pm

    Gold medalists won't be the only ones climbing podiums in Beijing once the 2008 Olympic Games are under way. Isaac Shapiro will be stepping up to celebrate his bar mitzvah.

    Isaac of Highland Park, Ill., will be called to the Torah at the Chabad House in Beijing on Aug. 16. Isaac and...

  • Can tolerance extend to China exhibition?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 16, 2008 | 11:49 pm

    One photo in the exhibition at the Museum of Tolerance shows Mordechai Olmert, founder of China's Betar and father of Israel's prime minister Ehud Olmert. Another is of students at the famous Mir Yeshiva, which relocated from Europe after the community fell to the Soviets. Many more...
  • Dual Identity, Double the Questions

    By Sarah Price Brown

    July 13, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Chinese villagers found the baby, abandoned by her birth parents, in a basket on a riverbank.

    "Just like Moses," the child's adoptive mother, Terri Pollock, says. Today, Leah Hua Xia Pollock, 14, lives in Seattle and plays the flute in her temple's klezmer band.

    Last year, Leah...

  • Kosher Feng Shui

    By Gaby Wenig

    August 7, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    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...

  • Divine Fight

    By Julie G Fax

    December 7, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    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.

    This subtle variation on the traditional Chinese and Japanese lowering of the eyes acknowledges that respect for God is supreme above...

  • Marco Polo Redux

    By Rob Eshman

    January 22, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Travelers Meiand John Krich

    The affinity of Jews to Chinese food reaches its apotheosis inJohn Krich's "Won Ton Lust: Adventures in Search of the World's BestChinese Restaurant" (Kodansha, $24). It's no outrageous stereotype tostate that, as a people, American Jews seem to need a good...