AJL – Letter from the Editor – Issue 15

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Dear Readers: Shana tova umetukah (wishing you a good and sweet new year). Firstly, I apologize for the long hiatus. Like many other...

The Asian Jewish Life Story – Issue 14

by Erica Lyons The story of how and why Asian Jewish Life was founded is perhaps long overdue. Though I have recounted it numerous times,...

AJL – Letter from the Editor – Issue 17

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Dear Readers: Welcome to the 17th issue of Asian Jewish Life. As I write this letter I am preparing to attend the...

AJL – Cover Story – Siona Benjamin’s Interviews on Canvas:...

Cover Story Siona Benjamin's Interviews on Canvas Faces of the Bene Israel by Erica Lyons Portrait of a young Bene Israel When artist Siona Benjamin, an American,...

AJL – Writer’s Desk – Holy People in the Taxi –...

Writer's Desk Holy People in the Taxi by Erica Lyons The streets of Hong Kong’s Wan Chai district are bustling with traffic. Yet people seem to be...

AJL – Never Forget, Never Forgive In Feudal Japan: Not a...

Feature Never Forget, Never Forgive In Feudal Japan Not a comic social commentary by Erica Lyons     An image often has the power to transcend words. With beautiful, bold, black...

REPLANTING ROOTS IN SHANGHAI: Architect Haim Dotan’s Journey

by Erica Lyons   Architect Haim Dotan To understand the importance of the Israel Pavilion in Shanghai, it is necessary to understand the history of the ties...

ANIMATING JEWISH-CHINESE RELATIONS: A story of lasting friendship

by Erica Lyons Judaism and Israel are hot topics in China. Over ten Chinese Universities now offer programs in Judaic Studies, at least one offering...

When Past and Present Collide: Reshaping the future of the...

  Cover Story When Past and Present Collide Reshaping the future of the historic Shanghai Ghetto by Erica Lyons   Site of the former JDC office Street view of...