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‘We’re here to save lives,’ stress those associated with Israel’s Rescuers Without Borders – Heritage Florida Jewish News

| December 7, 2019

(JNS)-It was the year 2000, at the beginning of the Second Intifada, and Arab terror attacks were being carried out against Israelis on a nearly daily basis throughout the country, and particularly on the roads in Judea and Samaria. After one particular deadly attack, former Sephardic chief Rabbi of Israel Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu approached one of his aides, Arie Levy, who had been a volunteer medic and ambulance driver with Magen David Adom (MDA) for about six years, asking why no emergency response organization existed in Judea and Samaria in order to react in a timely manner to save lives. Levy, now 53, who arrived in Israel as an immigrant from France with his family as a child, agreed with his protg that something had to be done.

Britains obsession with boxing is as deep-rooted as its devotion to cricket – Spectator.co.uk

| December 7, 2019

Boxing has long been a British obsession, exported successfully to North America, but never widespread on the Continent. Mainland Europeans struggled to understand that in general there was no quarrel between contestants who assaulted each other so brutally.

Readers Write: – Opinions – The Island Now

| December 7, 2019

I write in my capacities as President of SHAI, Sephardic Heritage Alliance, Inc., Trustee of the Great Neck Public Schools Board of Education, and longtime resident of this community to share wonderful tidings with your readers this holiday season. Your readers will surely be gladdened to know that the recent SHAI Childrens Coat and Clothing Drive surpassed anyones wildest expectations due to the overwhelming goodwill and generosity of hundreds of people of goodwill right here in our community. As previously reported in your paper, the Great Neck Public Schools launched a clothing pantry to benefit students in need last year.

Centuries-old Sephardic music plus bawdy songs about Virgin Mary in concert – The Jewish News of Northern California

| November 19, 2019

Bay Area friends Phoebe Rosquist and Shira Kammen were hiking a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail a few years ago when they spontaneously started singing a song they both knew from the 14th-century. We were looking out on one of these huge mountains and began to harmonize, Rosquist recounted. Thats how the two musical friends started down the path to founding a new ensemble that specializes in songs of the Spanish diaspora including Jewish songs in Ladino that have been sung for more than 500 years.

She Grew Up on a Remote Italian Island. Then Came the Holocaust. – The New York Times

| November 19, 2019

Four years ago, while researching the war years in Italy, I was introduced to Stella Levi, now 96, probably the only New Yorker among the handful of remaining members of the Jewish community of Rhodes, a now Greek island with a multinational past. I went to her apartment on a Saturday, intending to ask her a few questions; several hundred Saturdays later, she is still answering.

Are You Legally "Hispanic" if You are One-Quarter Mexican but Don’t Have Ties to the "Hispanic Community?" – Reason

| November 19, 2019

In Major Concrete Constr., Inc. v. Erie, 521 N.Y.S.2d 959 (NY.

Portuguese citizenship for Sephardic Jews – Global Citizen …

| October 9, 2019

What is the law regarding Portuguese citizenship for Sephardic Jews?

Sephardic Bikur Holim – SBH

| October 3, 2019

SBH is a dynamic social services organization devoted to providing meaningful and caring assistance to those in need. Love, kindness and mercy, all blended into one word hesed are the motivational principals that drive SBH to attract and retain the most qualified staff and the most giving volunteers.

Touro Synagogue – Wikipedia

| October 3, 2019

The Touro Synagogue or Congregation Jeshuat Israel (Hebrew: ) is a synagogue built in 1763 in Newport, Rhode Island, that is the oldest synagogue building still standing in the United States,[2] the oldest surviving Jewish synagogue building in North America,[3] and the only surviving synagogue building in the U.S. dating to the colonial era

haSepharadi

| October 1, 2019

Arts & Culture, Culture Jews have lived in Iran since the Babylonian exile, approximately 2,700 years ago.


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