21 November 2019 - 24 Heshvan 5780 - כ"ד חשון ה' אלפים תש"פ
"Jews from around the world have come to help" in Jiangxi Province E-mail

On the weekend of 27-30 October, the United Jewish Congregation of Hong Kong scheduled a visit to a poor, rural area of China in Jiangxi Province near the city of Jian as part of its annual Tikkun Olam China Project.

This group, spearheaded by Barbara Thomas, annually provides money for scholarships and continues their work helping to rebuild schools in the region.

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Mumbai's Hitler themed restaurant pressured into name change E-mail

Following protest by Mumbai’s Jewish community, the restaurant Hitler’s Cross was pressured into changing its name. 

The establishment, located in Navi Mumbai, will now use the name The Cross Café.  The Nazi swastikas will also be removed and the name change will be made on menus and billboards.

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India's 'lost tribe' scheduled to return to Israel E-mail

In November, Israel will open its doors to the immigration of two hundred eighteen people from a remote part of northeastern India.  

These members of the B’nei Menasha community have already undergone conversion in India under the supervision and approval of Israel’s Chief Sephardic leader, Rabbi Shlomo Amar.

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Israeli women found carrying loaded cartridge in Bombay Airport E-mail

Noa Haviv, an Israeli woman, was arrested in Bombay airport after she was found to be carrying a magazine, loaded with sixteen bullets, in her bag.  

Haviv stated that the backpack and cartridge belonged to her brother, who had just returned from reserve duty.  She indicated that she did not check the bag thoroughly before borrowing it for her trip.


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New kosher meat on the menu E-mail

Kehalat Zion, the Sephardic community of Hong Kong, announced that it will now be importing kosher South American meat. 
The new announcement will help to fill the high demand for additional kosher meat in the area.  Both chicken and beef will be delivered on a weekly basis.

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