Wan-Li HO

Entrance to a synagogue in China. In 1163 the Kaifeng Jews were the first in China to erect a synagogue, which remained for almost seven hundred years as a place of worship for Jewish believers in China. Today a small Jewish community still exists in the city. PHOTO BY TOM CHRISTENSEN.

Drawn by China’s rich culture and, for most of its long history, by its religious tolerance, many traders, missionaries, and

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By |2014-12-16T16:53:44-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Religion, Religion or Philosophy, Values and Worldview|Comments Off on Judaism (Yóutàijiào 犹太教)|Yóutàijiào 犹太教 (Judaism)

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