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Five Chinese Jews make Aliyah after millennia in exile 


view videoFive women from Kaifeng, China, who reconnected with their ancient Jewish roots, have their ‘prayers answered’ by returning home, with the help of Jerusalem-based Shavei Israel.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


In the first Aliyah from the ancient Chinese Jewish community of Kaifeng in the last seven years, five women from the community are scheduled to arrive in Israel next Monday, returning to the Jewish homeland after thousands of years of exile.

The women, Gao Yichen (“Weiwei”), Yue Ting, Li Jing, Li Yuan, and Li Chengjin (“Lulu”), have been intensively studying Hebrew and Judaism for the last several years in Kaifeng to reconnect to their Jewish roots, and are now being brought back home by the Jerusalem-based nonprofit Shavei Israel. Continue Reading »