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Standing for the Aseret HaDibrot? Not at a Sephardic Kehilla! – Jewish Link of New Jersey

| May 26, 2017

The Maimon family of Teaneck was celebrating the bar mitzvah of their eldest son on Parshat Yitro of 5763 (2003). A large crowd had gathered, filling the Aviner basement (which housed Shaarei Orah at the time) to beyond capacity

8 Panamanians Receive Spanish Citizenship Under Sephardic Law Of Return – Forward

| May 24, 2017

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) Eight Panamanian Sephardic Jews received Spanish citizenship from Spains ambassador to Panama in a ceremony at the embassy in Panama City. The group swore allegiance to the Spanish Constitution and the King, reportedlocal news website Telemetro, thanks to a law passed two years ago that allows the conferring of Spanish citizenshiponthose who prove to be descendants of Jews expelled from Spain in 1492. The ceremony held on Friday is an act of historical reparation with the Sephardic Jews who suffered the intolerance that was then not only in Spain, said Spanish ambassador to Panama, Ramon Santos

Is Meghan Markle Prince Harry’s Jewish Princess? The Forward – Forward

| May 24, 2017

Jewish and black girls have been mocked for their hair, their bodies and their other-ness. But they might be about to get a heroine at Buckingham Palace.

8 Panamanians receive Spanish citizenship under law of return for Sephardi Jews – The Jewish Standard

| May 24, 2017

RIO DE JANEIRO Eight Panamanian Sephardic Jews received Spanish citizenship from Spains ambassador to Panama in a ceremony at the embassy in Panama City. In a ceremony Friday, the group swore allegiance to the Spanish Constitution and the king, thelocal news website Telemetro reported.

Sephardic and Ashkenazic Gittin: A Comparison – Jewish Link of New Jersey

| May 20, 2017

Those who have visited both Sephardic and Ashkenazic batei knesset know that there are some differences in their content and style. While the core is the same there are some noticeable differences. What about a get, a Jewish divorce document

Sisters expelled from Jerusalem return after 69 years – Israel Hayom

| May 20, 2017

Israel Hayom Sisters expelled from Jerusalem return after 69 years Israel Hayom Sisters return to Four Sephardic Synagogues, where they hid for two weeks following Jordan's conquest of the Jewish Quarter in 1948 The Four Sephardic Synagogues were destroyed by the Jordanians and restored by Israel following the city's reunification.

Temple Sinai Hosts Cantor Shemesh & Friends Concert – Patch.com

| May 20, 2017

Patch.com Temple Sinai Hosts Cantor Shemesh & Friends Concert Patch.com From Temple Sinai: Music, a universal language which bridges differences will create an exciting melodic journey from Sephardic to Ashkenazic Jewish Music at this year's Cantor Shemesh & Friends concert on Sunday, June 11th, at 3PM at Temple Sinai of ...

Former chief rabbi convicted of fraud, breach of trust | The Times of … – The Times of Israel

| May 17, 2017

A former chief rabbi of Israel was convicted of fraud on Monday for his part in a bonus-scam that allegedly swindled hundreds of millions of shekels from the government in civil servants wages. The Jerusalem District Court found Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron guilty of fraud offenses including fraud in aggravated circumstances, falsifying documents, and breach of trust.

Jewish Home MK retracts support for naming streets after gays – Arutz Sheva

| May 15, 2017

MK Shuli Mualem-Refaeli (Jewish Home) retracted her signature from a bill proposing to change a significant portion of Israel's street names to be named after women, Arabs, LGBTs, and Sephardic Jews.

This Sephardi studies scholar sees preserving Ladino as an ‘act of resistance’ against Trump – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| March 11, 2017

Devin Naar says Ladino connects Jews with Latinos and Muslims, two communities he considers marginalized in Trumps America. (Meryl Schenker Photography/The Stroum Center for Jewish Studies at Washington University) (JTA) One-year-old Vidal doesnt know the significance behind the lullaby his father sings him at bedtime. He knows it helps him fall asleep, but notthat the Ladino song is part of an effort to teach himwhat served asthe lingua franca of Sephardi Jews of the Ottoman Empire for over 500 years


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