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23 February 2018 - 9 Adar 5778 - ט' אדר ה' אלפים תשע"ח
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Cross Cafe makes amends E-mail

The Cross Café in Mumbai has seemingly come full circle its understanding of the Holocaust. The restaurant, previously named Hitler’s Cross, had received strong criticism from the local and international Jewish communities.

 

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Tots celebrate Chinese New Year E-mail

Kung Hei Fat Choy or Happy New Year.  Children from Carmel School’s Ganeynu programme, in Hong Kong, dressed in traditional Chinese outfits to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Pig, marking the passing of a lunar year.

 

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Philippine Ambassador to Israel dies E-mail

Antonio Modena, Philippine Ambassador to Israel, died on February 17, 2007 from pneumonia and heart complications at the age of 58.

Modena was featured on the cover of the June 2006 issue of  Jewish Times Asia in conjunction with the recognition of the Philippine’s efforts to save Jews during the Holocaust.

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Jewish-Hindu conference promotes tolerance and understanding E-mail

The World Council for Religious Leadership (WCRL) organised a historic summit between Hindu and Jewish leaders in New Delhi on 6-7 February. This event was the first time the two groups officially met in order to promote understanding, tolerance, and peaceful conflict resolution throughout the region.

The delegations discussed a wide range of topics including the relevance of tradition in everyday life, similarities and differences between the two religions, and education.

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Bangkok Jewish community unharmed by blasts E-mail

Six explosives went off nearly simultaneously in Bangkok, killing three and injuring over thirty people prior to the start of New Year’s Eve festivities.

Initial reports indicated that there was a suspected bomb on Khoasan Road, not far from the center of Jewish life in Bangkok.

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