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23 September 2018 - 14 Tishri 5779 - י"ד תשרי ה' אלפים תשע"ט
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Israel renovates Hongkou Elders' Activity Center E-mail

On 6 June, the Consulate of Israel in Shanghai, in collaboration with the Hongkou District government and the Shanghai Charity Foundation, inaugurated a newly renovated elderly activities-center in Huoshan Park, to honour the residents of Hongkou district for sheltering Jewish refugees during World War II.

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Chabad Summers in South Korea and Taiwan E-mail

For the first time, Chabad has sent two young rabbis to South Korea, to seek out fellow Jews living in Seoul and other regions in the  country. They have also sent representatives to Taiwan.

The “Merkos Sclichus”  programme has been sending newly ordained rabbis around the world to reach out to Jews in remote communities since about 1946. With them they bring Jewish prayer books, mezuzah scrolls, teffilin and a pure joy in spirituality that they wish to share.

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Mouneer Agabriya pays visit to Hong Kong E-mail

Mr. Mouneer Agabriya, Director of the Asia & Oceania Division (Foreign Trade Administration) of Israel’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labour visited Hong Kong at the invitation of the Hong Kong SAR Government.

It was part of an initiative to bolster and increase trade between Hong Kong and Israel.

 

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Nepalese aid project enlightens backpackers to make a difference E-mail

From high above, in the quiet of the Himalayas, the quest for spirituality and meaning still calls out to young backpackers. Tevel v’Tzedek (The Earth in Justice) has answered that call and launched a new and unique humanitarian programme on 15 April in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Israeli tourist holds Thai elephant hostage E-mail

Yoram Ben-Hamo, an Israeli tourist, was involved in a Bangkok traffic accident, after allegedly driving while intoxicated. The incident ended in the most unusual manner.

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