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1 March 2017 - 4 Adar 5777 - ד' אדר ה' אלפים תשע"ז
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The Jewish community of Manila may be the only Jewish community in Asia that has its own locally - slaughtered kosher meat and locally-produced kosher cheese, and it may also be the region's oldest.

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The presence of marranos during the country's Spanish colonisation in the 16th century is documented.  Two brothers, Jorge and Domingo Rodriquez, who arrived in Manila in the 1590's, were tried in 1593 and convicted of practicing Judaism, along with as many as eight others. And this incident of anti-Semitism is almost unique in the Philippine Jewish community's long and interesting history.

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