Five young Kaifeng Jews made aliyah on Monday

TABLET MAG
‘I Have to Be Here’
by Jonathan Zalman
March 2, 2016

On Monday, a small group of young women arrived at Ben Gurion International Airport. They pushed big carts filled with luggage. They were given roses. One of them, Yue Ting, described how she was called “Jewish girl” growing up, when she also kept kosher. “I have to be here,” she said. Yue Ting is one of a group of five, happy, wide-eyed Chinese women to arrive in Israel on Monday, a story that was covered by the local and national press alike. They were helped by Michael Freund and his organization Shavei Israel, which has helped 19 Jews from Kaifeng make aliyah since 2006. READ MORE

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