The history of the Jewish people is a tale as old as time.
Believed to have originated from the Levant region in Southwestern Asia, today Jewish representation is seen all around the world, in the form of movies, TV shows, and even works of art.
Despite this, their presence in Malaysia is seemingly non-existent. While a sizeable Jewish community was said to have lived in the then-British colony of Penang, not much is widely known of them today.
A new book seeks to set the record straight, and is expected to hit bookshelves very soon.
Titled ‘The Last Jews Of Penang’, it’s penned by American-Malaysian academic Zayn Gregory, and features illustrations by respected cartoonist Arif Rafhan.
The book was made possible by a crowd-funder run by it’s publisher Matahari Books, which saw it reach 91% of its backing…