Discovering Louisa May Alcott’s Jewish history on Portuguese tour

Eve LaPlante, Forward, 12/23/2019

Alcott never wrote about her Jewish heritage, nor did she visit her ancestral homeland of Portugal.

9 Things to Know About Ladino

Sarah Aroeste, My Jewish Learning, 10/25/2019

This Sephardic language, also known as Judeo-Spanish, has a rich history and is more accessible than you think.

Writing a new chapter in education about Mizrachi and Sephardi Jews

Maya Mirsky, The J., 09/19/2019

It’s a question of telling the stories of all students in the classroom.

Sephardic and Mizrachi Jews deserve to be counted

Sarah Levin, JTA, 09/17/2019

Mizrachi and Sephardic Jews are certainly racially diverse, but have rarely defined themselves in racial terms.

Sephardic Hanukkah Cookies Bring Community Together

Ruth Abusch-Magder, Jewish&, 11/27/2017

Three generations cook Sephardic recipes for Hanukkah.

Irene Shaland: The Island within an Island: The Cuban Jewish Story of Survival

Irene Shaland, Sephardi Ideas Monthly, 08/21/2017

Cuba has been a refuge for the Jews since 1492, when conversos sought a safe haven from the Spanish Inquisition. Today, a tiny but united community of one thousand remains after more than five hundred years of history and five distinct waves of Crypto-Jewish and Jewish immigration.

From Poland to Uruguay: Jewish Identity in Pictures

Tali Farkash, ynet news, 08/18/2017

At a time when Jewish identity has become a source of anti-Semitic and political persecution around the world, 100 teenagers from three different continents participate in a photo competition with pictures reflecting their connection to the Jewish people. The result is a beautiful exhibition of 25 selected projects displayed at the Beit Hatfutsot museum in Tel Aviv.

Jews Of Color Press For Acceptance

Hannah Dreyfus, The Jewish Week Media Group, 10/06/2016

With race at the center of the national conversation, multicultural Jews walk line between ‘otherness’ and belonging.

Bsisa: A Tasty Women's Tradition To Begin The Passover Season

Adam Eilath and Tamar Zaken, Jewish&, 04/06/2016

What is the best way to usher in the Passover season? Not with handwringing and housecleaning, but with celebration, blessing and sweet joy!

Finding my wild Sephardi voice

Jessica Duchen, The Jewish Chronicle Online, 06/09/2016

The Israeli singer who had to fight for the right to sing in his own distinctive style

Greek Burekas, A Treat at Shavuot or Year-Round

Marcia Weingarten, Jewish&, 06/09/2016

In our Sephardic community, our roots being Ottoman Rhodes, we make a few special dairy foods for the occasion; sutlach, a creamy rice pudding is one, and burekas, a community and family favorite, is another.

A Sephardic Passover Meat Pie

Marcia Weingarten, Jewish&, 04/12/2016

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.

Sephardic Songs Add Merriment to Purim

Ty Alhadeff, Jewish&, 03/21/2016

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

Sephardic Cookies for Purim

Marcia Weingarten, My Jewish Learning, 03/14/2016

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).

The reunion

Marion Fischel, The Jerusalem Post, 03/09/2016

Bangladeshi Jewish Mordechai living in Kolkata

Hasan Shantonu, Click Ittefaq, 09/21/2015

A Family Ritual for Blessing the New Year

Marcia Weingarten, Jewish&, 09/09/2015

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 Culture is Jewish Culture: Why Ladino Matters

Sarah Aroeste, Eli Talks, 08/24/2015

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.