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21 September 2017 - 1 Tishri 5778 - א' תשרי ה' אלפים תשע"ח
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Dr. Robert J. Aumann, 2005 Nobel Prize laureate Print E-mail

Many people who accomplish great things in life have stories from their youth of people who vowed they’d never amount to much. Robert J. Aumann may be the only Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics to have been told by a high school guidance counselor to consider a career as an auto mechanic instead of academia.

Dr. Aumann was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1930, and moved with his family to the US in 1938. He holds degrees in Mathematics from City College, New York, and MIT. He made aliyah in 1956.

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A historian in search of the Jews of China Print E-mail

If you ask Chan Sui Jeung (aka “SJ”) to tell you the story of how the Jewish Historical Society of Hong Kong came to be, he’ll ask you if you have time for the whole story: “it takes about 45 minutes.”  It will take longer if you ask questions, but the time is well worth it.

How does a nice Hong Kong Chinese boy get involved enough with the Jewish people to be invited to speak at the Museum of the Diaspora in Tel Aviv? For SJ, the connection was entirely accidental.

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Introducing Consul-General Dan Ben Eliezer Print E-mail

Hong Kong said goodbye in June to Eli and Ornit Avidar, the former Consul General of the State of Israel and his wife. The community recently welcomed his replacement, Consul General Dan Ben- Eliezer.

Consul-General Ben-Eliezer moved to Hong Kong after two years as Ambassador to the Kingdom of Nepal, a country that is at the same time both close to and worlds away from the SAR.

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