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Manischewitz’s kitniyot brand: Why this Passover is different from all other Passovers

| April 9, 2014

Only during Passover would unsalted rice cakes be considered a treat. This year, observant Sephardic Jews those from the Mediterranean rim, whose dietary laws during Passover are ever so slightly more permissive than those of Eastern European descent can eat products made from a category of food called kitniyot, which includes rice, legumes, corn, peas, soy and lentils. For the first time, rice cakes, peanut butter, popcorn and canned chickpeas are under American rabbinical supervision for Passover.

Sephardic Community Center presents The Wiz – Video

| April 6, 2014

Sephardic Community Center presents The Wiz By: Gabriel Solomon

Spanish Citizenship for Sephardic Jews: Exactly who will be eligible for a Spanish passport? – Video

| April 5, 2014

Spanish Citizenship for Sephardic Jews: Exactly who will be eligible for a Spanish passport? After years of rumors of a public redemption by the Spanish people for what was done to the Jews during the Inquisition, the Spanish government recently anno... By: JewishNewsOne

Spain clarifies legislation offering citizenship

| April 3, 2014

MANILA Excited about the news circulating on the internet that Spain is extending citizenship to those whose last names appear on a certain list?

Beit Shemesh mayor condemns attack on woman for modesty

| April 3, 2014

Beit Shemesh, photo via Israel PikiWiki Project Beit Shemesh Mayor Moshe Abutbul condemned an attack on a woman by a haredi Orthodox man who accused her of not being dressed modestly enough. Abutbul issued astatementTuesday condemning the attack of last week.

Evan Kleiman revisits her Passover traditions

| April 3, 2014

Pollo Arrosto (lemon and rosemary chicken) In an environment thats all too familiar with short-lived businesses and perpetual change, the sound of a collective, disappointed sigh spread through Los Angeles in January 2012 when restaurateur and chef Evan Kleiman announced she was closing Angeli Caffe after more than 27 years in business.

Music and the Sephardic oral tradition: a life spent documenting Jewish musical heritage – Video

| April 1, 2014

Music and the Sephardic oral tradition: a life spent documenting Jewish musical heritage In the Sephardic Jewish tradition, songs have had many functions, from the empowerment of women to the teaching of rituals. One musicologist has spent her pr... By: JewishNewsOne

Jewish Virtual Library Sephardim

| April 1, 2014

by Rebecca Weiner 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.

Spains Apology: Muslims too Deserve Correction of Historical Wrongs

| April 1, 2014

Mar 26 2014 / 7:02 am By Faisal Kutty The Spanish governments offer of the right of return to the descendants of Jews expelled in 1492 is a bit late, but nevertheless worthy of praise says Rabbi Pinchas Godlschmidt, the president of the Conference of European Rabbis. The Rabbi was responding to Spains new law approved by the cabinet on Feb. 7th granting citizenship to all those who can prove their Sephardic origin.


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