Kaifeng Jews

July 25, 1605: A Jesuit Missionary in China writes a letter describing his meetings with Ai T’ien, a Chinese Jewish teacher. This correspondence is some of the earliest evidence documented of the Kaifeng Jewish community.  Shown here is a First Day Cover of a United States Stamp commemorating the Chinese New Year along with a photo of a Kaifeng Jewish family from 1910.

kaifeng jews FDC

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