Author: Vera Schwarcz

Rich Wine and Powerful History: A Shabbat Visit to Elon Moreh

There is a unique Chinese expression for native village—gu xiang [gû xiàng]—which is not necessarily a place where you are born but a locale from which ancestral roots call to you in the language of the heart and of the soul. Over four decades of teaching Chinese history, I thought this term was untranslatable.