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TIENTSIN , city in Hopeh province, N. China. Before 1917 there were less than ten Jewish families in Tientsin. Refugees from Russia swelled this number until by 1939 there were between 2,000 and 2,500 Jews there, including between 50 and 100 from America and various parts of Europe. The Tientsin Jews generally engaged in commerce, though a few were physicians, teachers, or consular officials. The community had its own synagogue, a Jewish school, and four short-lived journals established between 1930 and 1939. Among them was the weekly supplement Yevreyskaya Stranitsa ("The Jewish Page") of the Russian daily Nash Golos ("Our Voice"). With the advent of Communism after World War ii all Jews left Tientsin.


H. Dicker, Wanderers and Settlers in the Far East (1962), index.

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cabbage, Chinese

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cabbage, Chinese Name given to two oriental vegetables: Brassica pekinensis (pe‐tsai, Pekin cabbage, snow cabbage), pale green compact head resembling lettuce, and B. chinensis (pak choi, Chinese greens, Chinese chard), loose bunch of dark green leaves and thick stalks; a 50‐g portion is an exceptionally rich source of vitamin C; a rich source of folate; a source of vitamin A (as carotene); supplies 15 kcal (65 kJ).

Chinese cabbage

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Chi·nese cab·bage • n. an oriental cabbage (genus Brassica) that does not form a firm heart. See also bok choy.

Chinese cabbage

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Chinese cabbage (Chinese leaves) See cabbage, Chinese.

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