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Celebrating the Days of Awe: Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur among the Sephardim

The Days of Awe or Yamim Noraim, begin with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and end with Yom Kippur, the festival of atonement. The 10 day period between the two holy days are a time for people of the Jewish faith to look deep within themselves, acknowledge their faults, repent (teshuvah), and seek forgiveness for their sins. 337 more words

Matisyahu Dropped From Concert Lineup for Not Endorsing Palestine

Organizers of a music festival in Spain dropped the hip-hop artist Matisyahu from their lineup because he would not endorse a Palestinian state. The annual reggae music festival, Rototom Sunsplash in Benicassim, Valencia, began August 15.  409 more words


Boyos – Sephardic Savory Pastries

After the quick and easy recipe post of last week, this week I have for you the very opposite…
The recipe here, from the fabulous traditional Sephardic cuisine, requires some preparation and practice. 955 more words


Citizenship for descendants of Sephardic Jews

Portugal and Spain have both announced that they will grant citizenship to interested descendants of Sephardic Jews, who were persecuted or driven out of those countries during the Inquisition in the 15th century. 61 more words

Economic and Humanitarian Progress in Europe

The news these days can’t seem to get enough of reporting on crises in Europe – it’s gotten to the point where an average 10 year old can probably tell you what ‘Grexit’ means. 519 more words


Europe's Evolving Jewish Diaspora

Despite the much acclaimed resurgence of Jewish life in Europe in recent decades, the Pew Research Center and others have documented a continued decline in Europe’s Jewish population since the Holocaust ended. 292 more words

Diaspora Jews

Ancestry bill will allow Spain's Jewish descendants to gain citizenship

Story by Freda Spencer

MADRID–Louis Fernando San Jose stood among the crisp white pillars and detailed tile in Santa María Blanca synagogue on the outskirts of Toledo, Spain. 1,496 more words