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17 November 2019 - 20 Heshvan 5780 - כ' חשון ה' אלפים תש"פ
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Conversion in Asia is on the cutting edge of technology E-mail

The United Jewish Congregation (UJC) of Hong Kong has just taken conversion classes to a new frontier by initiating a conversion by skype option. While there are already various on-line conversion classed offered, this is perhaps the first by skype.

The group class meets on Monday evenings, Hong Kong time, and consists of eight participants from Hong Kong and Shenzhen, two from Shanghai, and one in London. Two additional participants, based in the Philippines are likely to join as well. Local participants gather in the home of Rabbi David Kopstein.

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Israelis participate in taekwondo tournament E-mail

An Israeli delegation of eight members, including two coaches, participated in an international taekwondo tournament held in Chuncheon,  Korea on 4-5 March.

This latest World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) tournament included about 200 athletes from twentycountries.

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Dinner honouring Nilubol of TIFF E-mail

The Ambassador of Israel to Thailand, Yael Rubinstein, hosted a dinner to celebrate the 90th birthday of M.L. Anong Nilubol, founder and president of the Thai-Israel Friendship Foundation (TIFF).

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Taiwanese Pro-Hitler group E-mail

A Taiwanese student group that sympathizes with Hitler is attempting to gain Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) status.

The National Socialist Association (NSA) denies being neo-Nazi or racist but reveres Adolf Hitler for his strong leadership and nationalistic agenda.

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Israel Foreign Ministry launches new newsletter in India E-mail

Marking the 15th anniversary of Indo-Israel relations, Lior Weintraub, spokesman for the Ministry, announced the launch of “Shalom Namaste”.

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