Do Jews in China eat Chinese food on Christmas?

The 1000 or so Jews who live in Beijing often get asked about how much money they make, why they are so smart, and how Jews such as Bill Gates and Warren Buffet (incidentally, both gentiles) have made so much money. For this episode of Bloggingheads, I spoke with Dror Poleg, an Israeli businessman and 8-year ...

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The 1000 or so Jews who live in Beijing often get asked about how much money they make, why they are so smart, and how Jews such as Bill Gates and Warren Buffet (incidentally, both gentiles) have made so much money. For this episode of Bloggingheads, I spoke with Dror Poleg, an Israeli businessman and 8-year veteran of Beijing (and friend of mine), about Chinese people studying the Talmud to discover its business secrets,  Asia's strange brand of philo-semtisim, and the story behind Jews' yuletide culinary choices.  The full video can be found here. Enjoy!  

 

The 1000 or so Jews who live in Beijing often get asked about how much money they make, why they are so smart, and how Jews such as Bill Gates and Warren Buffet (incidentally, both gentiles) have made so much money. For this episode of Bloggingheads, I spoke with Dror Poleg, an Israeli businessman and 8-year veteran of Beijing (and friend of mine), about Chinese people studying the Talmud to discover its business secrets,  Asia’s strange brand of philo-semtisim, and the story behind Jews’ yuletide culinary choices. 
The full video can be found here. Enjoy!  

 

Isaac Stone Fish is a journalist and senior fellow at the Asia Society’s Center on U.S-China Relations. He was formerly the Asia editor at Foreign Policy Magazine. Twitter: @isaacstonefish
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