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In an interview with the BBC’s HardTalk programme last month, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad described Jews as “hooknosedâ€? and blamed Israel for creating the troubles in the Middle East. In the interview, widely reSRUWHG E\ WKH %ULWLVK PHGLD he said: “If you are going to EH WUXWKIXO WKH SUREOHP LQ WKH 0LGGOH(DVWEHJDQZLWKWKHFUHation of Israel. That is the truth. But I cannot say that.â€? Calling Israelis “specialâ€?, Mahathir challenged historical DFFRXQWV WKDW VL[ PLOOLRQ -HZV ZHUH NLOOHG LQ WKH +RORFDXVW VD\LQJ WKH Ă€JXUH ZDV FORVHU WR

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Following complaints from many offended local residents, a hair salon in northern Taiwan recently covered the logo on its store signs, which some felt resembled a swastika.

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At the time of the crash, PDQ\ FRPPXQLW\ PHPEHUV heard the noise outside and rushed to help. The OLS Security team, Community Security Council volunteers and FRPPXQLW\PHPEHUVUHVSRQGed to the incident, called emergency services and assisted the injured people.

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Consuls general, locals, businesspeople and university students participated in an interesting dialogue at an Asia Society luncheon on 15 October. Entitled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Inter-religious Tolerance and Friendship: Jews and Muslims in Hong Kongâ&#x20AC;?, the dialogue was moderated by Ronnie C. Chan, Chairman of the Asia Society Hong Kong Center and Chairman of Hang Lung Properties.

An Israeli national gave up his career as a doctor three years ago to pursue an unlikely profession in Taiwan: becoming a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner.

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spirit of camaraderie. The winning idea in the UK came from Nick Spooner of ShefďŹ eld for his proposal, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Know The Score: Tackling Online Radicalisation and OfďŹ&#x201A;ine Hateâ&#x20AC;?. His project is expected to extend to 12 universities and features three core points: using in-depth research and data-monitoring software to track hateful content online; engaging in in-depth research to give students the tools to critically assess which counter-narratives to use to push back against hate, and what language to use to be the most effective, as well as how to be emotionally resilient; and bringing students into the online counter-narrative community. Spooner, who serves as the

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;The ďŹ ght against racism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism in sports is only just beginning, and the road ahead is still long and challenging. We are proud and honoured to be teaming up with Chelsea Football Club to effect real change in this arena, but we know that we need the energy, ambition and vision of young people to really make a difference. We wish the winners the best of luck in their endeavours, and will be with you all along the way to help you turn our collective dream, a sports world free of hate, into reality.â&#x20AC;? The competition is part of the three-pronged â&#x20AC;&#x153;Red Card for Hateâ&#x20AC;? initiative, launched by WJC and Chelsea this past April, which will continue in the next stage with a video series and will culminate next spring in Paris with a global summit of ministers and sporting ofďŹ cials from around the world. Chelsea FC is one of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading soccer teams, playing in Englandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Premier League and the European Championships. The WJC is the Jewish communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s global representative to governments and international organisations, representing communities in more than 100 countries. Soccer, especially in Europe, has been plagued by instances of anti-Semitism and racism for years. Fans have led anti-Semitic chants, including making hissing noises to evoke the Nazi gas chambers, and have targeted African and black players with monkey sounds, among other things. Ultra-nationalists and neo-Nazis have also played roles in supporter groups for various teams.


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HOLIDAYS/ FASTS/ ROSH CHODESH/ SPECIAL DAYS Rosh Chodesh: 8 November 2018 (30 Cheshvan 5779) 9 November 2018 (1 Kislev 5779)

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JEWISH COMMUNITIES IN ASIA CAMBODIA

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PHILIPPINES

Chabad Jewish Center House # 32, Street 228, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Tel: (855) 85 807 205 www.jewishcambodia.com

Jewish Community Centre: One Robinson Place, 70 Robinson Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong Tel: (852) 2801 5440 www.jcc.org.hk

Beth Yaacov Synagogue: 110 H.V. de la Costa cnr, Tordesillas West, Salcedo Village, Makati City, Metro Manila 1227, The Philippines Tel: (632) 815 0265 www.jewishphilippines.org

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Chabad of Hong Kong: 1/F Hoover Court, 7-9 Macdonell Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong Tel: (852) 2523 9770 www.chabadhk.org

Beijing Chabad House and Community centre: Fang Yuan Xi Lu, next to the south gate of Si De Park, Beijing, PR China Tel: (8610) 8470 8238 ext. 210, (86) 13910740109 www.chabadbeijing.com

Ohel Leah Synagogue: 70 Robinson Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong Tel: (852) 2589 2621 www.ohelleah.org

Chabad of Ya Bao Lu: Jian Guo Men Diplomatic Bldg, Building 3, 2/F, 223 Chaoyangmennei Street, Beijing, PR China TeL: (86) 1352 2016 427 Email: rabbaimendy08@gmail.com

The Israeli Chamber Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong: c/o The Jewish Community Centre, One Robinson Place, 70 Robinson Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong Tel: (852) 2312 1111 email: icochk@biznetvigator.com

Kehillat Beijing (Reform): Capital Club Athletic Center, 3/F., Ballroom, Capital Mansion, 6 Xinyuan Nanlu Chaoyang District, Beijing, PR China Tel: (86) 10 6467 2225 www.sinogogue.org

Kowloon Kehilat Zion (Orthodox): Unit 105, 1/F, Wing on Plaza, 62 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon Tel: (852) 2368 0061 www.kehilat-zion.org

Guangzhou Guangzhou Chabad: 31 He Ping Lu, Overseas Village, Guangzhou, China Tel: (86) 137 1050 5049 www.chabadgz.org

Chabad of Kowloon: Oriental Centre 1/F Unit D, 67-71 Chatham Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon Tel: (852) 2366 5770 Email: kowloon@chabadhk.org

Shanghai Shanghai Chabad (Shanghai Jewish Center): Shang-Mira Garden Villa #1, 1720 Hong Qiao Road, Shanghai, 200336, PR China Tel: (86) 21 6278 0225 www.chinajewish.org

Magen David Synagogue: 340 Sir J.J. Rd, Byculla, Mumbai Tel: (91) 22 23006675

Chabad of Pudong: Vila # 69, 2255 Luoshan Road, Shanghai, 200135, PR China Tel: (86) 21 5878 2008 www.chinajewish.org Sephardi Shanghai Center: Building B. Apt. 3 (Room 103), 1000 Gubei Road, Shanghai, PR China 201103 Tel: (86) 21 6208 8327 Mobile: (86) 15900808733 Email: sscshanghai10@gmail.com, ssc_shanghai@walla.com Kehilat Shanghai (Reform): XinTianDi â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lakeville 2 Regency Club, 168 ShunChang Lu, Shanghai, China Tel: (86) 13817825201 www.kehilatshanghai.org Email: info@kehilatshanghai.org, Facebook: facebook.com/KehilatShanghai Shenzhen Shenzhen Chabad: No.4, Block A, Guishan Xiaozhu Yanshan Road, Industrial Area, Shekou Nanshan District, Shenzhen, PR China Tel: (86) 755 8207 0712 www.chabadshenzhen.org

United Jewish Congregation (Reform): Jewish Community Centre, One Robinson Place, 70 Robinson Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong Tel: (852) 2523 2985 www.ujc.org.hk

INDIA (MUMBAI) Kenesseth Eliyahoo Synagogue, 43 Dr V.B. Gandhi Marg, Fort, Mumbai Tel: (91) 22 22831502 / 22839617 Kurla Bene Israel: 275 C.S.T. Rd, Jewish Colony, Kurla (W) Mumbai, India Tel: (91) 22 511-2132

JAPAN Kobe Ohel Shelomoh Synagogue and Community Center: 4-12-12, Kitano-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650, Japan Tel: (81) 78 221 7236 www.jcckobe.org Tokyo Tokyo Chabad: 1-5-23 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo Japan 108-0073 Tel: (813) 5789 2846 www.chabad.jp JCC Japan: Tokyo Jewish Community Centre, 8-8 Hiroo 3-Chome, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo 150 0012, Japan Tel: (813) 3400 2559 www.jccjapan.or.jp

NEPAL Chabad House: GHA-2-516-4 Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal Tel: (977) 980 324 1294 chabadnepal@hotmail.com

SINGAPORE Chesed-El Synagogue: 2 Oxley Rise, Singapore 238693 Tel: (65) 6732 8862, (65) 9740 8109 Jacob Ballas Community Centre & Maghain Aboth Synagogue: 24-26 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187950 Tel: (65) 6337 2189 www.singaporejews.org United Hebrew Congregation (Reform): email: info@uhcsingapore.org

SOUTH KOREA Chabad: 744-18 Hannam-Dong, Yongsan-Gu, Seoul 140-893, South Korea Tel: (82) 107 730 3770 www.jewishkorea.com

TAIWAN Taipei Jewish Center: No. 12, Lane 46, Anju St, Daan District, Taipei City 106, Taiwan Tel: (886) 9 2392 3770 email: Rabbi@jewish.tw Taipei Jewish Community: 16 Min Tsu East Road, Second Floor, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC Tel: (886) 2 2591 3565 email:einhorn912@xuite.net Taipei Jewish Community Synagogue Services: 11F, 54 Minsheng East Road, Section 4, Taipei, Taiwan email: thetjc@yahoo.com

THAILAND Bangkok Jewish Association of Thailand: 121 Soi Sai Nam Thip 2, Sukhumvit Soi 22, Bangkok, Thailand Tel: (662) 663 0244 www.jewishthailand.com Chabad of Thailand: 96 Rambutttri St. Banglamphu, 102000 Bangkok, Thailand Tel: (662) 629 2770 www.chabadthailand.com Bet Sefer Chabad: 221 Sukhumvit Soi 20, Bangkok, 10110 Thailand Tel: (662) 258 3434 Chabad of Phuket 52/32 Ratch U-thit Song Roy Pee Rd. (opposite Patong Post OfďŹ ce), Second row of town houses, Patong, Katu District, Phuket 83150 Chiang Mai 189/15 Chang-Clan Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand, On street of Night Bazaar, 100 Meters before The Empress hotel Tel: (66) 81 870 2249

VIETNAM Chabad: 5A (villa) Nguyen Dinh Chieu St., Dakao ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam Tel: (84) 90 9166770 www.JewishVietnam.com


November 2018•Volume 13•Issue 7 •Cheshvan / Kislew 5779  

Jewish Times Asia, was established in 2006, and is the regions first independent community newspaper for Jewish residents, business travelle...

November 2018•Volume 13•Issue 7 •Cheshvan / Kislew 5779  

Jewish Times Asia, was established in 2006, and is the regions first independent community newspaper for Jewish residents, business travelle...

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