Call It Splitsville, N.Y.: Hasidic Enclave to Get Its Own …

| November 25, 2017

Under the settlement between Kiryas Joel and the nonprofit group Preserve Hudson Valley, the village agreed to drop an earlier campaign to annex more than 500 acres of land while the group agreed to drop its appeal of the towns approval of the 164-acre annexation. Instead, the village will annex 56 more acres, for a total of 220.

Sephardic music: La Roza enflorese – YouTube

| November 25, 2017

Sephardic music has its roots in the musical traditions of the Jewish communities in medieval Spain. Since then, it has picked up influences from Morocco, Argentina, Turkey, Greece, and the other places that Spanish Jews settled after their expulsion from Spain in 1492