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American Jews to Participate in Revival of Chinese Jewish Colony


American Jews will participate in an effort which is being made here to preserve Judaism in the ancient Jewish Chinese colony of Kai Fung Foo (Kai Feng), the capital of the province of Honan.

A society, which was formed here in the year 1900 for that

purpose is now being revived and it intends to send a special expedition of scholars and social workers into the province to study the history of that unknown Jewish colony and to bring relief to it.

Mr. Adolph S. Oko, the Librarian of the Hebrew Union College at Cincinnati, has volunteered to head this expedition.

The colony of Kai Fung Foo was originally discovered by Catholic missionaries in the 17th century. The Chinese Jews do not differ in general appearance from their countrymen, and are distinguished only by their adherence to the Jewish religion.

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