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  • In Burmese Chanukah celebration, signs of Myanmar’s openness to the West

    A Chanukah celebration in Yangon and a visit by Jewish community leaders to Ang San Suu Kyi are signs of the changes taking place in Myanmar, where the last year has seen significant economic and political reforms and new openness to the West.

  • Jamaican Jews mark 350 years

    Jamaica’s tiny Jewish community will soon celebrate its 350th anniversary — one year late.

  • Chinese city reaches out to Jews

    While much of the world is focusing on China as an awakening economic giant, the enterprising Chinese city of Harbin is increasing efforts to reach out to world Jewry.

  • Reconciliation is the word in Spain

    GIRONA, Spain, July 30 (JTA) — “Sepharad is your home.” Those soothing, welcoming words were pleasant to hear, especially from a non-Jewish Spanish official, the head of tourism in the small town of Castello d’Empuries in Catalonia in Spain’s northeastern corner. “Spain is your home,” the official had said, using the Hebrew word “Sepharad,” a…

  • Reconciliation is the word in Spain

    GIRONA, Spain, July 30 (JTA) — “Sepharad is your home.” Those soothing, welcoming words were pleasant to hear, especially from a non-Jewish Spanish official, the head of tourism in the small town of Castello d’Empuries in Catalonia in Spain’s northeastern corner. “Spain is your home,” the official had said, using the Hebrew word “Sepharad,” a…

  • AROUND THE JEWISH WORLD

    Jews were kicked out of Spain in the 1400s after helping create the country’s Golden Age. Now, Spanish officials are attempting to come to grips with their history — and lure tourists as well — by rediscovering Spain’s proud Jewish past.