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Thessalonikis Jews: ‘We cant let this be forgotten; if its forgotten, it will die’ – The Guardian

| August 2, 2020

Five centuries after they were expelled from Spain and eight decades after they were almost annihilated in the Holocaust, the small community of Sephardic Jews that lives on in the Greek city of Thessaloniki is looking to its past to help safeguard its future.

David Galante, 94, Auschwitz Survivor Who Taught About The Holocaust After A 50-Year Silence – Forward

| August 2, 2020

Image by youtube David Galante BUENOS AIRES (JTA) It took 50 years for David Galante to begin talking about his experience at Auschwitz. Born to a Sephardic family in Rhodes in 1925, Galante studied in a Jewish school as a child, learning Italian, French and Hebrew

Adapt and Adopt: The Evolution of Latin American Jewish Cuisine – Jewish Journal

| July 27, 2020

Jayne Cohen started her Zoom lecture on Latin American Jewish cuisine by offering the viewing audience virtual snacks: How about matzo balls with cilantro and jalapeo? Or empanadas with pastrami asado? Or matzo with a shmeer of cream cheese and guava jam

The Venezuelan Connection and the most Silent Diaspora – The Times of Israel

| July 27, 2020

Embed from Getty Images PARADISE AND DIASPORABefore Hugo Chvezs arrival to the Presidency of the Republic in 1998, 23,000 Jews lived in Venezuela. Today, in July 2020, approximately 5,000 still live here, and the number continues to drop

Postmodernist ideals always lead to the demise of the Jewish People. Here’s why. – The Times of Israel

| July 27, 2020

Postmodernist ideas are the new craze within the Western world. In a time where income inequality and racism are growing at unprecedented historical rates, everyone is increasingly looking for someone or some group to castigate blame upon, or a(n) historical injustice to correct.

Beinart’s Final Solution: Israel NOT Nation-State of the Jewish People – The Jewish Press –

| July 19, 2020

Photo Credit: Youtube Peter BeinartsNew York Timesop-edadvocating the end of Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people is a study in historical ignorance, willful deception and arrogant rejection of democracy. Beinart proposed that a single binational, bi-religious state in what is now Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip replace current Israel, whose Jewish population would then be given a homeland within the new nation. But Beinart is woefully ignorant of previous attempts to create or maintain binational or bi-religious states.

Rav Ahron Soloveichik, Medieval Christianity, And Academic Ignorance An Interview with Eminent Historian Dr. David Berger – The Jewish Press -…

| July 17, 2020

Photo Credit: Yeshiva University Hes returning full-time to his true love teaching.

The Women’s Semicha Exam Subversion Scheme in Eretz Yisroel –

| July 17, 2020

A wild crisis has been thrust upon the Rabbanut the Israeli Chief Rabbinate and the Rabbanut is fighting back. ITIM Jewish Advocacy Center, along with the Rackman Center for the Advancement of Womens Status and the Kolech Center for Womens Leadership recently filed a petition with the Israeli Supreme Court on behalf of women who seek to take Rabbanut semicha exams.

Jewish Times Voted Second-Best Jewish Newspaper in the Country – Atlanta Jewish Times – Atlanta Jewish Times

| July 9, 2020

Your very own Atlanta Jewish Times was voted second-best weekly Jewish newspaper in the U.S. last week, receiving nine of the top prizes for Jewish journalism from the American Jewish Press Association.

A Sephardic perspective on the Portuguese Nationality Law – The Times of Israel

| July 5, 2020

An Open Letter to the members of the Portuguese National Assembly I am a Sephardic Jew. Portugal owes me nothing. Yet the Nationality Law as irrational as it is offers a chance of survival for Portuguese-Jewish culture which is on the verge of extinction

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