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  2/29/2012, Adar 6, 5772

First Official Chinese Tour Guide in Israel


Yecholiya Jin has become the first Chinese tour guide in Israel, leading groups from China to Jerusalem and other tourist spots. Jin is a Jewish Chinese Israeli with roots in Kaifeng, the ancient Jewish community of China. “China is my home. Israel is also my home,” Jin told the Shavei organization, a group that assists assimilated Jewish communities in returning to Jewish roots. “Last year, 10,000 Chinese came to Israel to tour. More and more are coming each year. But only certain things reach them through the media. Much is still secret. They want to come to know more, to understand the people and the environment here. And once they do, they will go home and tell other people what Israel looks like through their eyes," Jin said. For a full article click here.