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The correspondence constitutes the only remaining trace of Rivca’s voice, as well as a relatively rare window onto a … – Tablet Magazine

| August 21, 2017

Until my early adulthood, I had no family names or faces to connect with the Holocaust. I always assumed that, on my fathers side, any members of his extended Lithuanian family who didnt manage to escape their shtetls for America or elsewhere had become victims of the Nazis.

Judaism: Sephardim – Jewish Virtual Library

| August 20, 2017

The descendants of Jews who left Spain or Portugal after the 1492 expulsion are referred to as Sephardim. The word Sephardim comes from the Hebrew word for Spain, Sepharad, that is stated in the Bible. It is believed that Jews have lived in Spain since the era of King Solomon (c.965-930 B.C.E.).

Rav Shlomo Amar: Sephardic Couples Should Use a Sephardic Ketuba – Jewish Link of New Jersey

| August 17, 2017

During the glorious Shabbat Nachamu 5777, when Rav Shlomo Amar joined us at Congregation Shaarei Orah, the Sephardic Congregation of Teaneck, I had the opportunity to discuss a wide variety of halachic issues with him. Among the issues we discussed was the necessity of a Sephardic couple using the Sephardic text for their ketuba

The American Sephardi Music Festival – NY Blueprint

| August 17, 2017

The 1st Edition of theAMERICAN SEPHARDI MUSIC FESTIVALAugust 24, 27 & 28, 2017at the Center for Jewish History, New York.

Who owns America’s oldest synagogue? It’s a 350-year-old argument – jewishpresspinellas

| August 16, 2017

By Ben Sales JTA news service Touro Synagogue, nestled in historic Newport, R.I., is the oldest synagogue still in existence in the United States. John Nordell/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images NEW YORK The story of Americas oldest synagogue, as told by retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter, is the story of American Jewish history

The Secret Jewish History Of Rum – Forward

| August 16, 2017

bhofack2/istockphoto a rum and Cola Cuba Libre cocktail. Today is National Rum Day

Gabriela Geselowitz – Tablet Magazine

| August 11, 2017

This summer were bringing you daily posts from our sister site,Jewcy.com, edited by Gabriela Geselowitz.

Sephardic Royalty: Rav and Rabbanit Amar Visit Teaneck’s Shaarei Orah – Jewish Link of New Jersey

| August 11, 2017

Rabbi Jachter (right) and Rabbi Amar. Rabbi Jachter and his son Hillel with Rav Amar.

World Music Star GERARD EDERY to perform at the American Sephardi Music Festival in New York on August 24th … – Digital Journal

| August 11, 2017

Gerard Edery is one of the greatest names in World Music but for sure the greatest name in the Sephardi music genre.

Alan Grabinsky – Tablet Magazine

| August 11, 2017

As a child, Haim Casas would walk the streets of the Jewish Quarter in Cordoba with his grandfather, talking about the citys past. He planted a seed in me, Casas told me via Skype from San Roque, a Spanish town close to Gibraltar


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