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Chief rabbi urges Netanyahu to speak out against US anti-Semitism – The Times of Israel

| March 6, 2017

Chief Sephardic Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef implored Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak up Monday about a recent wave of anti-Semitism and vandalism of Jewish cemeteries in the United States. Yosef called on Netanyahu and Israeli diplomats not to be silent about the phenomenon of Jewish cemetery desecration. We have to raise a very clear voice to work as much as possible to stop these anti-Semitic acts, he said.

The Sephardi eclipse – Jerusalem Post Israel News

| March 4, 2017

EGYPTIAN WORKERS carry out restoration work at a synagogue in Cairo.. (photo credit:REUTERS) For many centuries Sephardi thinking, culture and law dominated the Jewish world

Sephardic Studies | Yeshiva University, New York

| March 3, 2017

Rabbi Dr.

Spain drops test for elderly Sephardim to become citizens – The Times of Israel

| March 2, 2017

Spanish authorities have reportedly dropped the requirement for Sephardi Jews aged 70 and over to take language and culture tests to qualify for Spanish citizenship. Five hundred years after Jews were burned at the stake, forced to convert to Christianity or thrown out of the country, Spain passed legislation in October to allow the descendants of those who were expelled in 1492 to apply for Spanish citizenship. Similar legislation exists for those whose ancestors were booted out of Portugal.

20th New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival to Feature Moroccan Jewish Communities – Morocco World News

| March 2, 2017

By Julia Cabrera New York The American Sephardi Federation (ASF) open its doors on March 30 for the New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival. The week long event features the rich history of the Sephardic Jewish Community across the globe through film, with specific nights dedicated to the Moroccan, Iraqi, Greek, and Yemenite Jewish communities. The festival will shed light on the stories of Sephardic Jews from Baghdad to Greece, Ethiopia to Switzerland, and Israel to Iran.

Tuesday February 28, 2017 – Israel Hayom

| February 28, 2017

Israel Hayom Tuesday February 28, 2017 Israel Hayom The first-ever Prime Minister's Prize for the Study of Sephardic and Oriental Jewry was awarded to three recipients on Monday. The 150,000 shekels ($41,000) in prize money was divided among Levana Zamir, Dr. Moshe Gavra from Bar-Ilan University's ..

Meet the Musmach – Yu News (blog)

| February 28, 2017

Rabbi Mosheh Aziz 17R Brings Passion for Sephardic Heritage and Customs to the Community Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary(RIETS) and the Yeshiva University community will celebrate the ordination of more than 130musmachim[ordained rabbis] at itsChag HaSemikhah Convocationon March 19, 2017.

On the Bookshelf – The Jewish Press –

| February 28, 2017

Photo Credit: Rabbi Marc Angel Rabbi Marc Angel is the rabbi emeritus of Manhattans Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, founder and director of the Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals, and the author and editor of over two dozen works, including, most recently, The Wisdom of Solomon and Us and a commentary on Pirkei Avot. What books are you currently reading

Lost Language of AJMF8 – Atlanta Jewish Times

| February 27, 2017

Sarah Aroeste is passionate about two things, her love of Ladino music and sharing her culture with others. But thats not the only reason she was picked to perform five times during AJMF8.

Lectures and classes Feb. 27-March 5 – Arizona Daily Star

| February 23, 2017

When the Nightingales Sing: The Joy of Sephardic Song Temple Emanu-El, 225 N. Country Club Road

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