10 February 2012 - 17 Shevat 5772 - י"ז שבט ה' אלפים תשע"ב
Tiberiu Weisz linking Judaism into China’s culture E-mail

As China’s Kaifeng J e w s r e c e n t l y became yeshiva students in Israel early this year, a series of overlooked stone  inscriptions are bringing the story of Jews in China to life – Tiberiu Weisz investigates.

Mr Weisz, or Tibi as he likes to be called, was born in Eastern Europe and made aliyah when he was 14. He served in the Israeli army for three years and then moved to the US. He took East Asian Studies and Chinese and followed by a same field Masters degree.

“My interest in China is a very long one, “ he says, “I was a student at Tunghai University in the mid 1970s and recorded Hebrew biblical texts at Tainan University.”

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