Category Archives: Asia

Countries Around the World Respond to the Holocaust

Journey of Conscience: Countries Around the World Respond to the Holocaust Lecture presented by Irene Shaland at the Maltz Museum on January 30 at 7:00PM Why do we tell stories? Is it to entertain: to capture the attention of the … Continue reading

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Exploring Thailand

Exploring Thailand away from the tourist crowds Bangkok Thai Theater To all theater lovers, I always recommend not to be missed  “real” performance when in Bangkok, and by real I mean those that are shown to non-tourists, outside of buses … Continue reading

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New Ad for The Dao of Being Jewish Book

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The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories Released

New book of stories from Irene Shaland is now available in paperback. In The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories Irene Shaland presents a collective Jewish narrative from various parts of the globe. She takes the reader on a … Continue reading

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Origins of Buddhism in China

This is a short excerpt from Irene Shaland’s lecture presented on December 1, 2013 in Fort Lee, New Jersey. In this episode, Irene talks about the origins and development of Buddhism in China. View a short Video

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History of Confucian Synagogue in Kaifeng, China

We visited this synagogue in Kaifeng in October 2012. On the photo you can see how  Irene hurriedly writes, Esther, a Founder and Director of the Kaifeng Jewish History Memorial Center, tells the story of her forebears. On the wall, … Continue reading

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How to discover China off the beaten track –meeting Biblical Esther-namesake in Kaifeng

In October 2012, we went to Henan province, one of the poorest in China and definitely off the tourist tack. We wanted to get to Kaifeng to meet Esther, “A Kaifeng Jew” as she proudly calls herself. On this photo, … Continue reading

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