Buen Shabat, Shabbat Shalom

Buen Shabat, Shabbat Shalom

Sarah Aroeste and Ayesha L. Rubio, Kar-Ben Publishing, 03/03/2020

With a Ladino word introduced on each page, a Sephardic Jewish family prepares to celebrate Shabbat.

This Greek Chicken Soup Has a Surprising Sephardic History

This Greek Chicken Soup Has a Surprising Sephardic History

Emily Paster, The Nosher, 10/02/2019

Avgolemono, a chicken soup with egg and lemon, has roots in Spain, Turkey, Italy, and Greece.

I’m tired of having to prove myself as a Sephardic Jew

I’m tired of having to prove myself as a Sephardic Jew

Chloe Laverson, JTA, 10/02/2019

She didn’t mean it in a malicious way — I just did not conform to her stereotype of Sephardic Jews.

Buenos Aires’ Famed ‘Mishiguene’ Restaurant Is Popping Up In NYC

Buenos Aires’ Famed ‘Mishiguene’ Restaurant Is Popping Up In NYC

Michael Kaminer, The Forward, 09/06/2019

Tomas Kalika expands ideas of Jewish food by exploring recipes from the Jewish Diaspora.

A Sephardic Rosh Hashanah Seder

A Sephardic Rosh Hashanah Seder

Rahel Musleah, My Jewish Learning, 07/16/2019

This ritual for the Jewish New Year goes far beyond dipping apples in honey.

A Sephardic Lag B’Omer

A Sephardic Lag B’Omer

Samantha Cooper, Washington Jewish Week, 05/29/2019

Lag B’Omer, the 33rd day between Passover and Shavuot, is traditionally celebrated with bonfires, parades and weddings. But at Magen David Sephardic Congregation, the celebration is on the 34th day.

Business Booms for Sephardic Food

Business Booms for Sephardic Food

Esther Levy-Chehebar, Tablet, 05/21/2019

I’m convinced that the pillars of my grandmother’s home are seasoned with allspice—the indispensable condiment that flavors many of the Egyptian and Syrian dishes she cooked for us growing up. It’s clichéd to say that food is the lifeblood of Sephardic Jews, yet anytime an outsider asks what differentiates my Middle Eastern community from others of, say Eastern European origin, I’m compelled to address our diet.

An Israeli singer in Amsterdam Creates the World’s First Ladino Pop Album

An Israeli singer in Amsterdam Creates the World’s First Ladino Pop Album

Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 09/18/2018

Noam Vazana wrote her upcoming album “Andalusian Brew” in Ladino.

When Food Betrayed the Jews

When Food Betrayed the Jews

Susan Barocas, Lilith, 07/01/2018

Today, when we eat a sopapilla in a Mexican restaurant, enjoy a slice of sponge cake or an almond cookie, or share Spanish tapas with friends, we don’t recognize that these and other dishes can be traced back through centuries to Spain’s medieval Jews and the recipes that Spanish Jewish women carried when they fled religious persecution, scattering over much of the known world.