Passport to Peoplehood: China
China Big Ideas
- The first Jews came to China on the Silk Road, one of the most important trade routes that connected Western Europe with East Asia.
- As Jews spread through the Middle East and Europe, they played a key role as traders on the Silk Road as their ability to speak many languages and exchange money made them natural traders.
- There are many similarities between Judaism and Chinese culture, including the importance of tradition, the value of education, and respect for ancestors.