A model of the Kaifeng Synagogue, the center of Jewish life in China for over 700 years.

A model of the Kaifeng Synagogue, the center of Jewish life in China for over 700 years.

This week we look at a topic many have heard about but aren’t familiar with the details.   We look at the early origins of the Jewish people in China and the time of the settlement in Kaifeng, Henan.  Although you’d be hard pressed to find a minyan amongst the native Jews in Kaifeng today, there are efforts being made to revive Judaism in that ancient city.  It’s an interesting story that spans a millenium and offers a look at Chinese history from another angle.

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