18 December 2018 - 11 Tevet 5779 - י"א טבת ה' אלפים תשע"ט
'Nazi Collection' bedding on the market in Mumbai E-mail

The Jewish Community of Mumbai and supporters expressed outrage at a new bedding collection to be sold in retail shops in India. “The Nazi Collection” features the use of red swastikas against a black background.

The product has just reached the commercial market but the group expressed their outrage as soon as promotional and advertising materials were distributed in local malls.

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Chinese Holocaust-Era hero honoured by Israel E-mail

Ambassador Amos Nadai presented an Honorary Commemorative Citizenship certificate to Feng-shan Ho’s family on behalf of the Israeli government in Yiyang China.

The Israeli ambassador to China was joined by Ho’s family, Jewish historians, local officials and Jews who had been saved by the Chinese diplomat in Yiyang in a ceremony one day before Ho’s ashes were to be buried. 

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Cambodia's first organised Yom Kippur E-mail

In Phnom Penh, Cambodia at the InterContinental Hotel preparations were underway to prepare for the first organised Yom Kippur service in the country.

Potted palms were brought in to create a wall to divide female and male worshippers and mirrors and statues were covered.  

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Probe into alleged anti-Semitic slur E-mail

The Australian airline Qantas will launch an inquiry into an alleged anti-Semitic incident on a flight from Singapore to Sydney in August.

A first class passenger en-route from the Maldives, Daniel Moses, indicated that a flight attendant made a number of anti-Jewish remarks directed at another passenger. Moses informed the flight attendant that he was Jewish and had overheard her anti-Semitic remarks, but she allegedly continued with her slurs.

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The World of Anne Frank Now Made Accessible To Chinese Students E-mail

There are forty different language versions of the “Anne Frank – A history for today” exhibit and the adaptation of this exhibition for Hong Kong will add yet one more, increasing the accessibility of this timeless photographic display.

The Diary of Anne Frank

  The Hong Kong exhibition will officially commence, on the evening of 6 November, with an inaugural event for community leaders. The traveling photographic exhibit will make over one hundred worldwide stops in 2007 alone, including its scheduled one month appearance at the Sheung Wan Civic Center.

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