Sunday, April 12, 2009

Haggadah China

Check out this really cool Chinese Haggadah:

This Haggadah is a symbol for the growing Jewish life in China’s Diaspora of the early 21st century. It is as well a desire of many visitors who ask if they can find a Chinese, Passover Haggadah.

The first Edition of this One Of a Kind Haggadah has just been published.

What makes this Haggadah different from all other Haggadoths ?

* The traditional Passover Haggadah that we are all familiar with but with Chinese

characteristics and other surprising features.

* Introduction in Chinese to Passover holiday by Prof. Xu Xin Nanjing Univ.

* Illustrations and Paper Cuttings by renowned Chinese artist.

* Rare historical photographs of the Passover in the Chinese Diaspora.

* Bilingual traditional text in English & Hebrew with highlights in Chinese.

* Historical introduction to the Jewish Diaspora in China.

To learn more about this unique Haggadah and to order kindly visit:

Yeah, that's kosher

For all you hungry wandering Jews, a fellow named Dani Klein runs a website called: yeah, that's kosher. It is a blog for kosher travelers, and has all the places in the world you can snack on some kosher nosh. He also has it on twitter.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Blackbeard has peyess

Ha'aretz had an article about Ed Kritzler and his book about Jewish pirates of the Caribbean. I emailed with Ed after I found his book online, he had seen my article about the Jews of Jamaica.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Bahrain's Jews

Perhaps this uptick of stories on my Tales blog has to do with Passover being so near. There was an article in the NY Times about the Jewish community of Bahrain. Too bad luck kept me from visiting Bahrain, otherwise that could have been my story.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Remembering Jagan and the Jewish State of Surinam

Two fascinating articles about Jewish life in the northern tip of South America. First, Janet Jagan recently passed away. A nice Jewish girl from Chicago ended up being the President of Guyana. Only the second Jewish woman ever elected to such a post, the other being dear Golda.

The other fascinating article is about the plans that existed for the Jewish State of Surinam.

Contributions to the Tales

As is the case, this blog often gets interesting comments from interesting fellow wandering Jews and associates. One person who contacted me was a fellow named Jono, who travels the world photographing Jewish communities.

Meanwhile, these images below come from Thoufeek Zakriya ( Cochin, India. He is not Jewish, but rather a Muslim with an affinity for Jewish culture. He does Hebrew calligraphies and makes replicas of Torah scrolls. He found my blog via my Tales piece about Cochin. The top one he recently did for a Malabari Jewish family. Thanks for sharing, Thoufek!
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Friday, April 3, 2009