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November 16, 2006

Ehh.. we'll kibbitz, too

The past few weeks have been pretty hectic with school, which means that I have had ample time to procrastinate doing what I was really supposed to be doing the whole time. The whole procrastination thing got me thinking: What if I actually did something productive with this time that I waste, instead of compulsively check my fantasy hockey team?

I also noticed that the Shmooze blog is not as exciting as it should be. To combine these two ideas, I have decided to expand the "kibbitz" portion of the blog to include snipets of Jewish cultural around the world that I deem stampable (with the stamp of approval that is).

The first installment in this new series comes from our friends our east, way out east. The city of Shanghai opened its first mikveh last week after the local Chabad House family convinced the authorities that the mikveh was more than a spa. Before last week, they had to travel all the way to Hong Kong to satisfy their ritual dipping needs.

For more information aobut the history China's and Shanhai Jews, check this out.

Posted by irobi at November 16, 2006 05:22 PM


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