Pre-Passover Twitter Chat with Rabbi Gershom Sizomu

Team Be'chol Lashon, Be'chol Lashon, 04/12/2019

Missed the chat? You can read the entire thread below.

In Brazil, a rabbi opens the world’s first summer camp for descendants of forcibly converted Jews

Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 03/28/2019

At the world’s only summer camp for descendants of forcibly converted Jews, Oseias Teixeira had numerous first-time experiences.

On this Spanish island, Purim used to be the biggest holiday for persecuted Jews

Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 03/12/2019

PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain — On this island south of Barcelona, Jews celebrate Purim these days pretty much as they do most anywhere else in Europe — finally.

Soomekh explores Persian Jewish past, present and future

Janelle Clausen, The Island Now, 03/06/2019

When the Persian Jews fled to the United States 40 years ago amidst the Iranian Revolution, it was often with a suitcase and a question of when they would return home.

52 Iraqi Jews Were Killed By The Secret Police. 50 Years Later, Their Descendants Come Forward.

Ari Feldman, The Forward, 02/06/2019

Felix Shamash, was just a teenager when his father, Shoul, was taken from their home in October 1972.

Pursuing My Family's Ghosts in Morocco

Irin Carmon, Tablet, 01/21/2019

What I learned about memory and inheritance and fallibility, in the land of my forebears.

'Judaism Shouldn't Have to Stay Alive Only Because Jews Are Afraid of Everything Else'

Yair Ettinger, Haaretz, 01/14/2019

Rabbi Angela Buchdahl explains why she changed her mind on Jewish intermarriage, and what it's like to be the face of Judaism for many Americans, while not being kosher enough for Israel.

First Ethiopian Jewry Research Hub Aims to Preserve Community’s Traditions

Melanie Lidman, Times of Israel, 01/08/2019

Led by popular Rabbi Dr. Sharon Shalom, the new institute seeks to move beyond ‘proving’ community’s ties to ancient Judaism.

A Walk Through Bukharian Queens — Just Don’t Call It ‘Russian’

Simone Somekh, The Forward, 01/02/2019

Manashe Khaimov, from Samarkand, is a community organizer and the founder of Jewish Silk Road Tours. The tour includes stops at an active synagogue, a traditional bakery and more.