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Is the reason this city is called the Jerusalem of the East really because of the Jewish population? I don't think that's what we discussed. Misterxeight 19:50, 27 September 2015 (PDT)

M. Hicken seemed to go with my suggestion that there would be an old-ish Jewish population in the city. I'd like to get M. Belsky's opinion on it, but I don't know where he is right now. M. Hicken suggested he'd be O.K. with it though. I was imagining there'd be two communities: a community of Persian Jews that arrived on the Silk Road (like the Kaifeng Jews *here*) that gave the city its nickname and a more recent community of Ashkenazim taking refuge from the Russian Civil War and the SNOR. Also, I thought if Riugioñ were called the "Jerusalem of the East" for similar reasons that Amsterdam and Vilnius were called the Jerusalem of the West and Jerusalem of the North (i.e. having a distinct Jewish population) and not simply because of Protestant hubris. I can assure you I envisioned the old community as a small one, though, and the Ashkenazi refugees probably haven't boosted numbers past maybe a couple thousand, either. I'll get rid of it if you and Daniel want me to, though. No worries. Juan Martin Velez Linares 22:10, 27 September 2015 (CDT)

Steg won't mind, but share it on the Facebook group and tag him. I called it Jerusalem of the East because of the Wikipedia article. But having precedent *there*, I say go for it.
"[1] Lankov, Andrei (16 March 2005). "North Korea's missionary position". Asia Times Online. Retrieved 25 January 2013. By the early 1940s Pyongyang was by far the most Protestant of all major cities of Korea, with some 25–30% of its adult population being church-going Christians. In missionary circles this earned the city the nickname "Jerusalem of the East"."
I figured we could embellish and make it cosmopolitan in religious nature, like *here*. Having other epithets of Jerusalem makes me want it all the more. BoArthur 20:30, 27 September 2015 (PDT)

I'm all for Corea and East Asia having a vibrant Jewish community; let's have Jews everywhere. That's not what I object to here. What I object to is that it seems (and I could be wrong), that you weren't listening to the consensus on the Corea talk page. It's such a minor detail, this is not something that we need to go around each others' backs about and fight over. Ill Bethisad moves very slowly, because we try to make sure that all approved ideas have a consensus; it makes sure that no one's' feelings are hurt at the end of the day. Misterxeight 21:18, 27 September 2015 (PDT)

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