Architect Haim Dotan’s Journey Architect Haim Dotan To understand the importance of the Israel Pavilion in Shanghai, it is necessary to understand the history of the ties that bind these two ancient peoples. The story of the Jewish people in China spans centuries and is one that continues today. Jewish communities grew throughout China, in […]
By: Erica Lyons Published: January 20th, 2011 Latest update: April 24th, 2012: It’s true. My Zionism was made in China. I grew up in New Jersey in a town that was nearly one third Jewish. Everyone on my street was Jewish. Half my soccer team was Jewish. In Synagogue, my Cantor infused every message with […]
An image often has the power to transcend words. With beautiful, bold, black brush stroke sketches, graphic novelist Rami Efal screams out universal truths in his work Never Forgive, Never Forget, a recent nominee for the Ignatz Award, a comic book industry standard. Set in feudal Japan, the book is the story of a bitter […]
Backpacking and families do go together, especially on the laid-back island of Phi Phi, says Erica Lyons. We used to go on adventures, backpack, travel without an itinerary, carry only one bag between two of us for a month. We’d scout out second-hand bookshops and hike off concrete trails. In our late twenties this ended when parenthood began. Nearly a dozen Phuket […]
A story in three generations Sadia Shepard Nana & Sadia in Denver, 1975 Sadia & Nana in Newton, 1977 Nana at eighteen It started with a promise to rescue a memory. Nana’s voice and the story replay again and again, “A very long time ago, your ancestors left Israel in a ship – a big, […]
Contributing poet published in Not a Muse: The Inner Lives of Women, a World Poetry Anthology, ed. Kate Rogers and Viki Holmes, Haven Books (July 2010).
By Jeremy Gillick Erica Lyons runs Asia’s brand-new Jewish magazine, Asian Jewish Life, from a small office in central Hong Kong. It is the region’s “Jewish cultural headquarters”, she jokes with her office mate, a journalist who presides over Hong Kong’s Jewish Film Festival. But while they may poke fun at their fledgling project, the […]
A story of lasting friendship Judaism and Israel are hot topics in China. Over ten Chinese Universities now offer programs in Judaic Studies, at least one offering a doctoral program. China’s state-owned television network, CCTV, recently aired a documentary titled “Walk into Israel- Land of Milk and Honey”, its first series on Israel. The story […]