Music written in the ancient language of Spanish Jews is getting a very contemporary revamp.
Elat Market has everything needed for a Shabbat meal to make any Persian Jewish grandma proud — from Persian classics like seeded flatbreads, smoked fish and pickled vegetables to Israeli-style hummus and tahini.
The former emigration station in Hamburg has special meaning for me because both of my grandfathers departed for Colombia from there in the 1930s.
Evelyne Cohen led a comfortable life before fleeing her native Tunisia after it won independence from France in the late 1950s.
Dalya Attar says 'it's in our Torah that you have to help others, whether or not they look like you'.
The anonymous wife of Dunash ibn Labrat.
Alcott never wrote about her Jewish heritage, nor did she visit her ancestral homeland of Portugal.
This Sephardic language, also known as Judeo-Spanish, has a rich history and is more accessible than you think.
It’s a question of telling the stories of all students in the classroom.
The Israeli singer who had to fight for the right to sing in his own distinctive style
At Passover, one of the staples of our Seder meal is a Megina, sometimes referred to as “mina”, or a “meat quajado.” Quajado (pronounced kwah-shah-doh) is a Sephardic dish that traces back to Spain which is usually made with vegetables and eggs and often cheese.
And what is a drinking party without drinking songs? As in other Jewish communities, drinking alcohol was part of the celebration of Purim, and an extensive corpus of rhymed, Ladino poems known as koplas (or komplas) developed by Sephardic Jews in the Ottoman Empire
Purim is right around the corner! Many communities exchange mishloach manot (Hebrew: sending of portions). In our Ladino community, I’ve always heard it referred to as Platikos di Purim (Purim plates).
Over the generations, our family tradition had been to go to the beach on the first day of Rosh Hashanah. Now that we live in disparate parts of Los Angeles, have differing synagogue schedules and levels of observance, our extended families (about 40 of us) come from throughout the greater Los Angeles area and meet at Venice Beach on the Sunday morning between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, bringing our beach chairs and something to share at our informal brunch that follows.
Sephardic history belongs to all Jews -- but is it in danger of being lost? Ladino singer Sarah Aroeste makes the case for everyone to embrace, and save, the Sephardic language of Ladino.
The Italian-American rabbi is determined to uncover the Jewish roots buried in these hills, lost through centuries of persecution and obscured by decades of misunderstanding.