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Jewish Life in China: Tales from the East

Hosted By: Qesher

For many people it is surprising to learn that there is a long and rich history of Jewish communities in China. In this talk, explore the three places with the most relevant historical presence of Jews: Kaifeng (where a community was established in the Middle Ages and whose descendants still live today); Harbin (where a community from Russia thrived around the Trans-Siberian Railway), and Shanghai (where thousands of Jews came as refugees during WWII). Learn how Jewish life is today for those who currently live in China.

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Pablo Faivel Levinton

Pablo Faivel Levinton is originally from Argentina, Pablo is a fluent Yidish speaker currently studing an MA in China, from where he runs the popular traveling YouTube channel "A mole around the world" dedicated to show faraway places where there are, or have been, Jewish communities. to his more than 21,000 subscribers.
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Qesher

There are Jewish communities all around the globe with their own unique history, culture, places, and most of all, people and stories. All of them different, but sharing so much. The aim of Qesher is to connect these different Jewish traditions, not just to know of each other, but to learn about each other. We believe that there is great value in creating a deeper understanding within the Jewish world and exploring Jewish experiences and identities in all their diversity.
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