Ancient Temple Of Purity And Truth The Jews Of Kaifeng China

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Over 800 years Jewish life in China was protected by officials, flourished socially and was religiously tolerated. Similarities between Judaism and Neo-Confucian practices are noted at this examination of the synagogue exterior of the synagogue of Kaifeng, China.

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  • Ancient Temple Of Purity And Truth The Jews Of Kaifeng China

    1. 1. Jewish Life in Kaifeng, China: The Ancient Temple of Purity and Truth Paige Dansinger 2008
    2. 2. Kaifeng Torah Scroll KAIFENG
    3. 3. Silk Road Map
    4. 4. Map of Yellow River, 1800 Map of Kaifeng, 1910
    5. 6. Rubbings of the original 1489 and 1512 stelae “ A Record of the Rebuilding of the Synagogue”
    6. 7. Kaifeng synagogue model. Beth Hatefutsoth, The Nahum Goldman Museum of the Jewish Diaspora, Tel Aviv, Israel.
    7. 8. The Synagogue at Kaifeng, Henan Province. Sketched by Jean Domenge in 1722
    8. 9. The Temple in Jerusalem Dura Europos Synagogue, Syria, 3 rd Century
    9. 10. The Synagogue at Kaifeng, Henan Province
    10. 11. Torah cases, Kaifeng, China. The Royal Ontario Museum
    11. 12. Black slate chime stone, Kaifeng, China . The Royal Ontario Museum
    12. 13. Grey stone bowl. Kaifeng, China. The Royal Ontario Museum
    13. 14. Grey stone bowl. Kaifeng, China. The Royal Ontario Museum
    14. 15. Stone drain mouth White porcelain vase with Qingbai glaze
    15. 16. Bronze incense burner Kaifeng, China . The Royal Ontario Museum.
    16. 17. Qingming shanghetu, Zhang Zeduan. Song Dynasty 1115-1234. Beijing Museum.
    17. 18. Qingming shanghetu, Shen Yuan, 1736 Qing Dynasty, Palace Museum Taiwan
    18. 19. View up the Grand Canal Towards the Rialto, Francesco Guardi, 1785
    19. 20. Detail of Qingming shanghetu, Zhang Zeduan. Song Dynasty 1115-1234
    20. 21. Detail of Qingming shanghetu, Zhang Zeduan. Song Dynasty 1115-1234
    21. 22. Detail of Qingming shanghetu, Zhang Zeduan. Song Dynasty 1115-1234
    22. 23. Jewish Life in Kaifeng, China: The Ancient Temple of Purity and Truth

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