A Sephardi Jew explains some commonly confused terms.
Noam Vazana wrote her upcoming album “Andalusian Brew” in Ladino.
The Longest Journey: The Last Days of the Jewish Community of Rhodes’ can be rented online from Vimeo and viewed.
New song takes a lighthearted approach to Passover foods and customs
When six-year-old Elie Abadie and his family fled Lebanon in 1971, he was leaving behind a Jewish presence of millennia.
A recipe for masapan (marzipan) and details on Sephardi wedding customs.
Sephardic memory and tradition at Shavuot.
Ladino variations on a classic Passover song.
Sephardi and Ashkenazi Cooking Traditions
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.
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.