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16 November 2018 - 8 Kislev 5779 - ח' כסלו ה' אלפים תשע"ט
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Chinese government conducts DNA testing on Kaifeng Jews E-mail

Judaism is not one of the five officially recognised religions today in China yet there are families who still identify themselves as Youtai (Jewish) on all official government documents.  The legitimacy of this claim, linking modern families to the Kaifeng Jews, has been a source of debate for many years.

On the face, the Youtai appear to look no different from their neighbours, almost entirely “Han Chinese”, but these families hold onto an identity very deeply rooted in their past.

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