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New Yeshiva Bochurs on the Block: From Kaifeng, China to Yeshiva in Israel!

I’d heard this story before and even posted a You Tube video, which put me in tears, of watching the descendants of Kaifeng Jews arrive for the first time in Israel.

But what all the previous stories seemed to forget, this new story in The Forward, “Israel’s Keenest Yeshiva Students Catching Up With China’s Kaifeng Jewish Community” focuses on. It puts names and stories to the faces of the students. As a fan aptly put it, “In other words, they reported about human beings, not soulless avatars.”

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