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Madrid (AP) -- A language still spoken by the descendants of Jews expelled from Spain 500 years ago is getting a helping hand from the Spanish Royal Academy to keep it alive. Ladino, a language taken abroad by Spanish Jews expelled from Spain in the late 15th century, uniquely preserves many ...
Rabat - The 21st edition of the New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival (NYSJFF) will take place this year at the Center of Jewish History in New York from March 5-15. The NYSJFF explores the diverse experiences of Sephardic Jewish people, including those Spanish, Portuguese, North African and ...

(JTA) -- Nearly 1,800 descendants of Sephardic Jews acquired the Portuguese nationality in 2017 under a law enacted two years earlier, with another 12,000 still in the application process, officials in Lisbon said. The tally for last year is six times higher than the total for 2016, during which the application of ...
During the entire month of February, Moriah is celebrating Sephardic culture Month. teachers around Moriah will infuse their lessons with Sephardic culture from around the world. The students will also enjoy an array of delicious Sephardic dishes courtesy of the school's talented kitchen staff. Beloved art ...
Two concerts, a cooking demonstration and a scholar in residence highlight the upcoming Sephardic Festival taking place from March 4-17 at B'nai Torah Congregation in Boca Raton . Also in early March will be two Jewish-themed plays being performed in South Florida. "Kindertransport" is being shown ...
"This is a dialogue of the Sephardic Jews -- many say nearly half a million -- when they were expelled from Spain," the rabbi explained. Describing the event as a holocaust, Benzaquen said that the Sephardim wrote about their experiences in these simple songs. "They were expressing themselves deeply ...

The American Sephardi Federation's NY Sephardic Jewish Film Festival showcases contemporary voices steeped in the history, traditions, and rich mosaic culture of Greater Sephardic communities. The ten-day Festival features premiere film screenings, intriguing stories, evocative documentaries, Q&As with filmmakers, ...
See the above video footage of dolphin sightings at Allenhurst. ALLENHURST - Swift action by a federal district court has cleared the way for a Sephardic Jewish congregation to build a synagogue in the borough. Ohel Yis'hak Sephardic Synagogue of Allenhurst and Rabbi Moshe Shamah filed a complaint ...
My grandfather was born there and I always heard stories about Monastir (now known as Bitola), the city where he grew up. Until World War II, Monastir had a vibrant, proud Sephardic community that maintained the Judeo-Spanish (Ladino) language and culture their ancestors brought to the Balkans after ...
Rav Ovadia Yosef made an effort to educate and encourage Sephardic Jews to recite Amen after the brachot for the haftarah. Chacham Ovadia has been successful in changing the practice amongst many Sephardim. At Shaarei Orah, I have repeated this ruling of Chacham Ovadia a number of times.
When Gil Hovav's colorful relatives weren't bickering, or playing tricks on each other, they were showering each other with love. And sometimes that called for extreme measures, like when uncle Ami, an IDF officer, made a little detour in a Piper airplane, close enough to the ground to throw sweets to his ...
Bracha Jachter, daughter of Rabbi Haim and Malca Jachter of Teaneck, New Jersey, married Yisroel Perton, son of Rabbi Baruch and Raizie Perton of Montreal, Quebec, on January 11, 2018, at Congregation Keter Torah in Teaneck, New Jersey. The kallah's parents are the rabbi and rabbanit of ...
... Sephardic centers of world Jewry--with Ashkenazi Jews often traveling and settling in "Sephardic countries" and Sephardic Jews immigrating to "Ashkenazi countries." What is certain is that Sephardim and Ashkenazim did not develop independent of each other as two organic blocs of Jewish civilization.
In addition, chapters include research on the term Sephardic Jew, genealogy in the Torah and Sephardic Naming Practices. In the chapter on Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish community, Roffe writes the 100-year history of the borough's community, discussing the sociological impact of careers, philanthropy, ...
In certain segments of the Ashkenazic Orthodox community it is common practice to stand for Kriat HaTorah. This is a result, in part, of the influence of Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik and Rav Aharon Lichtenstein who were enthusiastic about the practice to stand during Kriat HaTorah. They often stressed that ...
Author Nina Lichtenstein's blond hair is pulled back into a bun and she's dressed head to toe in black, which makes her already fair skin appear even paler. She's standing on the small stage at The Braid Theatre in Santa Monica, speaking to a small but rapt audience about her latest book, "Sephardic ...
In the beginning of 2017, Moriah parents Daniel and Lindsay Setton approached the Moriah leadership about creating a center for Sephardic culture within the school. Less than one year later, Midrash Doresh Tov now stands as a permanent and beautiful space for all students, regardless of background, ...

The Sephardic Academy of Manhattan bought a six-story building on the Upper East Side for $14 million to expand its program -- with a helping hand from some familiar figures in New York real estate. Daniel Levy, a partner at Ashkenazy Acquisition corporation, is on the school's board and was ...
LAS CRUCES - Renowned singer/performer Robyn Helzner will perform "A Key to the Casa: Celebrating Jewish life in Shepardic Spain," at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19 at Temple Beth-El, 3980 Sonoma Springs Ave. Through entrancing Ladino (Hispanic Jewish) songs, stories and images, Helzner transports ...
Jerusalem (JTA) -- Israel's Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef said in his weekly address that he is opposed to a bill that would allow the death penalty for terrorists. Yosef said he was concerned about a Jewish terrorist receiving a death sentence, and referred specifically to the Jewish extremists who ...
What a beautiful gift! We at Congregation Shaarei Orah, the Sephardic Congregation of Teaneck, were privileged to receive a gift of both Rashi and Rabbeinu Tam's tefillin by Dr. Shlomo Amar. The dilemma I faced was whether I should don this pair of Rabbeinu Tam's tefillin every day after Shacharit, ...
Although I'm an only child, I was compensated for this unfortunate circumstance in the form of cousins whom I regard as brothers and sisters. The dynamics of a relationship with a cousin can be an extraordinary thing. You have enough diluted shared DNA to recognize a family resemblance, but you don't ...
Artichoke music Presents: An evening of Sephardic Soul and Balkan Folk Dance! Journey through exotic lands with this fiddle-driven caravan of Balkan, Klezmer, Sephardic & original soul music. After our sold-out appearance at Artichoke Music, Michelle Alany and the Mystics and Trio Tsuica return to a bigger space so you ...
The Ladino language has a Spanish sentence structure, and contains vocabulary borrowed from Turkish, Greek and Arabic. It is the mother tongue of Sephardic Jews, who were forced to emigrate from the Iberian Peninsula in 1492 and settled in the Ottoman Empire. Today it is dying. A recent documentary ...
In Tunis, the community of Italian-Jewish migrants (mainly Sephardim from the city of Livorno) lived separately from the Indigenous Jewish community until 1944 and accounted for only ten percent of the city's Jewish population. But that is the extent of the Jews who can reasonably claim to be Sephardic.
Thus, the Ashkenazic family may enjoy, without reservations, the food cooked in a home of a Sephardic Jew, even if the Sephardim follow a more lenient approach than the protocols accepted by Ashkenazim. By Rabbi Haim Jachter. Rabbi Haim Jachter is the spiritual leader of Congregation Shaarei Orah, ...
The celebration of the Sephardim at Bet Haverim will begin at 8 p.m. Friday with Shabbat (Sabbath) services in the sanctuary, highlighted by Sephardic-themed liturgical music. Vocals will be led by Davis-based student Cantor Shayndel Adler-Eldridge and Cantor Ben Rosner, who serves the Mosaic Law ...
From "Hazana" a new book on Jewish vegetarian cooking by Paolo Gavin, comes a savory Turkish herb-and cheese turnover. Ms. Gavin writes that the Turkish Jewish kitchen had strong Sephardic and Ottoman influences and featured many savory pastries "filled with spinach, Swiss chard, eggplant, potato ...
One night, a Sephardic friend from California came back to the dormitory with an important piece of information he had somehow picked up. Rabbi Ovadia Yosef (1920-2013, the highly-revered former Chief Sephardic Rabbi of Israel) was a bit under the weather, and his doctors told him to stay home and ...
Israel's chief Sephardic rabbi, Yitzhak Yosef, visited Los Angeles from Nov. 21-26 and met with many community members and leaders, including former L.A. mayor and current gubernatorial candidate Antonio Villaraigosa. During a meeting in the rabbi's hotel room, Villaraigosa, who is running in the 2018 ...
An Ashkenazic woman called me recently asking why her recent Sephardic guest requested that her family be served water challot and not egg challah for the Shabbat meal. I told her that Chacham Ovadia Yosef instructs Sephardim to follow the ruling of Maran the Beit Yosef to recite Borei Minei Mezonot ...
He has also worked closely on the company's "Sephardic Journey," a program that interweaves Sephardic folk song with chanting and the ...
About 8,800 persons have applied for Portuguese citizenship since the start of a program that enables Sephardim from other countries who can ...
The bourthetto, a Sephardic-Greek fish in spicy sauce, is brought to the ... Greece was the destination for many Sephardim in this mass exodus.
Ottoman cities, particularly the larger ones, were arenas of diverse religious and cultural encounters. As mentioned before the intimate ...
This musical journey interweaves Sephardic folk song with the Monteverdi-like Hebrew choral work of Salamone Rossi - the Songs of Solomon. The daily ...
Rav Yosef presents a list of Sephardic "all-stars" who uphold the ruling ... Sephardim and Yemenites should unquestionably follow the ruling of ...
The Sephardic Selichot differ significantly from the Ashkenazic ... At the end of the list, Sephardim state "D'anei l'Choni aneinan," You Who ...
At Congregation Shaarei Orah, the Sephardic Congregation of Teaneck, we are eager to grow and improve. When Rav Amar visited our kehilla ...
$20 of the $40 ticket is a tax-deductible donation to further ASF's mission to preserve and promote the rich mosaic culture of Greater Sephardic ...
(JTA) -- A century ago, on Aug. 18, 1917, a massive fire roared through the Mediterranean port city of Salonica, Greece, then home to the ...
A leading American Sephardic rav had told me that the only crucial ... of the term mi'd'Oraita in the ketuba, the Sephardim Rishonim such as the ...
Sephardic Bikur Holim congregation members Regina Barkey Amira and Al Cordova, holding a tray of pastelles. (Photo by Rachel Belle).
After being expelled during the Inquisition, the Sephardim settled ... Conversely, the Sephardic diet was one of warmth and abundance and, ...
Expelled from Spain in 1492 during the Inquisition, Sephardic Jews came ... Other Ladino-speaking Sephardim from Marmaris (a small coastal ...
It is widely written but seldom discussed in academic and other settings that the Dutch (mainly those from Amsterdam and particularly the Sephardim Dutch Jews) were among some of the earliest Europeans who came to the Caribbean as captains of ships, ...
Aside from coughing up the recipes for these dishes, the book tells the story of owners Maya and Dean Jankelowitz, who based their menu on the Jewish cooking of their Ashkenazi and Sephardic grandparents; their experiences growing up in Israel and ...
Congregation Shaarei Orah, the Sephardic Congregation of Teaneck, joined with other local congregations hosting one of the musmachim and hearing their divrei Torah.
"We suggested to start with a period of courtship, which means a beginning through consular relations, so that later it will become a marriage, which would be Israel's own embassy again in Venezuela, as we have always had here," Venezuela's Sephardic ...
If there is a consensus, it's that Israeli food is an amalgam of the 100-plus cultures that make up the state: Ashkenazi, Sephardic and Arab, of course, but also others including Persian, Italian, French and Russian. Clearly, it is far more than ...


 

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