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Sephardic Jews

Teaching the Judeo-Spanish Heritage to Chicago Seventh Graders

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 06.16.2014 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

I was impressed by the attainments of the Chicago students and I believe they, too, were affected by learning something new. It was a good day in a Chicago public school.

Bosnian Sephardic Jews - Few But Influential

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 05.18.2014 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

Sephardic voices continue to be heard in Bosnia-Herzegovina, providing an important alternative to a clogged system, obstructed progress, and hopelessness.

Perfumed Petals and Exotic Roots: NY's 17th Sephardic Jewish Film Festival

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.06.2014 | New York
Richard Z. Chesnoff

It runs from Thursday March 13th to March 20th at the Center for Jewish History on Manhattan's West 16th Street between Fifth & Sixth avenue.

Why These Sephardic Jews Are Excited To Go To Spain

Religion News Service | Meritxell Mir and Ana Bernal | Posted 02.18.2014 | Religion

MALAGA, Spain (RNS) After the Spanish government recently announced it would grant citizenship to the descendants of Sephardic Jews expelled from Spai...

The Jews of Classical Persia

Irina Nevzlin Kogan | Posted 04.08.2014 | Religion
Irina Nevzlin Kogan

"When Persian steeds once more quarter in Israel's stables, know ye that the Messiah's hour draws near." A common refrain, almost-prayer, amongst our people, in the first centuries CE. Deep, then, the friendship between Jews and Persians in classical antiquity.

Traditional Ashkenazi Diet Needs Healthy Makeover

Zester Daily | Posted 05.26.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

When I wrote Jewish Traditional Cooking, I wanted to include the inherited foods but lighten them where possible.

Obama's Victory and the American Social Contract: Lessons for Israel

Carlo Strenger | Posted 01.13.2013 | World
Carlo Strenger

We in Israel have no choice but to move towards a social contract of mutual respect and equal rights for all, and we should take America's reelection of President Barack Hussein Obama as an inspiration.

Surrealism, Sufism And The Zohar: A Journey Of Kabbalistic Discovery

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 02.23.2012 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

I first learned of the outstanding classic of Kabbalah, the Zohar, in a manner atypical even for this extraordinary topic. Rather than discovering it in metaphysical circles or the Jewish religious milieu, I saw it cited by a French surrealist poet.

Joseph Braude And Morocco's 'Honored Dead'

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 12.22.2011 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

The Honored Dead relates, with the quirky pace of a post-modern detective story, Braude's dedicated investigation of the murder of the poor and obscure Casablanca denizen Ibrahim Dey, by a Moroccan soldier, Al-Raddad Murtaziq.

Collateral Damage: Jewish Fratricide And The Demonizing Of Córdoba

David Shasha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Shasha

For many centuries, Córdoba was a marker of Jewish creativity and cosmopolitanism afforded by Islam in contrast to the prison that was Christian Europe. "Arab Derangement Syndrome" sees things in quite the opposite way.

Jews' Genes Study

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A comprehensive study of Jews from around the world has revealed that Jewish people are genetically different from other people. The study, conducted...