Rabbi Rabbit? (Cred: National Lampoon, 2009)

On Thursday, many in Asia and across Earth are celebrating a new lunar year. Among the Chinese, the year 4708 has commenced. As I rode the subway, this morning, I overheard someone saying that 4708 (2011) is the Year of the Rabbi. Although I may have misheard.

For more information, I checked with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Israel, but they were closed. I checked with the Yin Yang Restaurant in Tel Aviv, and Red China on Dizengoff, but they were too busy to take my call. I placed a call to Ohel Rachel in Shanghai, but they were in the middle of morning prayers. I should have tried Kehillat Beijing and the Ahavat Yitzhak Hebrew School in BeiJing

Maybe there is still time to attend the Shabbat Dinner for Rosh Chodesh in Singapore to hear from some rabbi(s) about their reflection on this new year of the rabbi? I will post more info in the comments below as I learn more

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