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Fallout For England’s Top Sephardic Rabbi Over Statements About Homosexuality – Forward

| June 16, 2017

Getty Images Rabbi Joseph Dweck, the chief Sephardic rabbi of the United Kingdom, speaks at a World War I remembrance ceremony. (JTA) The United Kingdomstop Sephardic rabbi has stepped aside from the day-to-day activity of the countrys Sephardi rabbinical court amid a furor over his statements about homosexuality. Rabbi Joseph Dweck, who serves as senior rabbi at LondonsS&P Sephardi Community, came under fire after saying at a lecture last month that societal acceptance of homosexuality is a fantastic development

Which Siddur to Use When Visiting a Sephardic Kehilla – Jewish Link of New Jersey

| June 16, 2017

The excitement is palpable. Eitan Shushans bar mitzvah will be held this coming Shabbat, im yirtzeh Hashem, at Congregation Shaarei Orah, the Sephardic Congregation of Teaneck! A large crowd is expected, including many Ashkenazic guests. A typical dilemma faced by Ashkenazic guests is which siddur to use for the tefillot that Shabbat morning

Rescue Ladino, The Language Of Sephardic Jews – Forward

| June 13, 2017

Ladino, the language of Sephardic Jews, also represents a culture that has survived hundreds of years and is still relevant today. And more people need to know about it. Ladino is a pan-Mediterranean language that crosses geographic, linguistic and cultural boundaries

Orthodox Cry Foul As British Chief Sephardic Rabbi Praises Acceptance Of Gays – Forward

| June 13, 2017

Getty Images Rabbi Joseph Dweck, the chief Sephardic rabbi of the United Kingdom, speaks at a World War I remembrance ceremony. (JTA) The United Kingdomstop Sephardic rabbi becamethe center of an international controversy after he praisedsocietal acceptance of homosexuality as a fantastic development

Book award shines a light on the diversity of Jewish culture – AroundtheO

| June 9, 2017

University of Oregon Clark Honors College professor Monique Balbuena was recognized by the Jewish Book Council for her most recent work, Homeless Tongues: Poetry and Languages of the Sephardic Diaspora. Balbuenas book was a finalist in the category of Sephardic culture for the National Jewish Book Awards, the longest-running and most prestigious Jewish literature awards. Sephardic refers to Jews whose ancestors originated in the Iberian Peninsula, which includes Portugal and Spain

Mexico City Mayor Trumpets Country’s Sephardic Heritage – Forward

| June 8, 2017

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) The mayor of Mexico City praised his countrys Sephardi heritage during the opening of the global biennial Erensya summiton Tuesday. In Mexico we have history, we have inheritance, we have language that comes from Sephardi history, Miguel Angel Mancera said.

Why Were Shaarei Orah Members Returning Home Early Shavuot Eve? – Jewish Link of New Jersey

| June 8, 2017

Ashkenazic Jews are accustomed to seeing Sephardic Jews return late on Shabbat and Yom Tov evenings.

Sephardic Jews From 20 Countries Gather For Summit In Mexico – Forward

| June 6, 2017

WIkipedia RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) Sephardic Jews from more than 20 countries will gather at a biennial summit in Mexico City.

Sephardic Jews to convene at global summit in Mexico – Cleveland Jewish News

| June 6, 2017

RIO DE JANEIRO Sephardic Jews from more than 20 countries will gather at a biennial summit in Mexico City. Coordinated by the Latin American Sephardic Federation, the Cumbre Erensya summit will bring together delegates from the Americas, Europe and Australia onJune 5-7

Idra Novey’s Award-Winning Novel’s Sephardic Influence – Forward

| June 6, 2017

Getty Images Book fair in Brazil A poet, translator and fiction writer, Idra Novey honors all those genres in her first novel, Ways to Disappear. This novel, she told me in a recent conversation, is a stewing pot in which I threw in poetry and translation in the same book. I put a lid on it and turned up the heat, hoping it would cook into something


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