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  • Meet the family behind Burma’s last synagogue

    October 28, 2015 | 3:39 pm

    In the center of downtown Yangon (formerly Rangoon), just off the city’s main thoroughfare of Mahabandoola Street, stands Burma’s only remaining synagogue, Musmeah Yeshua. Each year, hundreds of tourists visit the colonial-era synagogue, one of the few remnants of this country’s...

  • 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...

  • Report From Phuket Faith and Tsunami:  A Rescue Mission

    By Rabbi Nechemia Wilhelm

    January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    Ten minutes after the tsunami hit, my phone started ringing. It's been ringing ever since, 24 hours a day -- husbands looking for wives, mothers looking for daughters, friends looking for their traveling companions.

    As one of the Chabad emissaries living in Southeast Asia, I was...

  • Jewish Groups Join Quake Relief Efforts

    By Dan Baron

    December 30, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    For thousands of young Israelis, the sun-drenched archipelagos of Southeast Asia were the perfect destination to forget the rigors of military service.

    But this week, that post-Zionist nirvana became a nightmare. The tsunami that swept India, Thailand, Sri Lanka and the...