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Spain grants citizenship to 4,302 descendants of Sephardic Jews

(JTA) — Spain granted citizenship to 4,302 people who identified themselves as descendants of Sephardic Jews.

The citizenships were approved on Friday, The Associated Press  169 more words

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Spain Grants Citizenship to Sephardic Jews

Dr. Juan Bejarano-Gutierrez

The following article from the Washington Post notes the recent granting of Spanish Citizenship to more than 4000 descendants of Sephardic Jews that left Spain in 1492. 113 more words


Spain begins review of Sephardic Jewish citizenship applications

Spanish officials will begin reviewing citizenship applications by some 4,500 individuals who identified themselves as descendants of Sephardic Jews, the country’s Jewish communities said.

The review is set to begin on Oct. 232 more words

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Weird Life

Some things circling at the moment:

  1. Looking over my oldest blog posts, and I really have grown A LOT since I started this blog. I started it a month before leaving for California in 2013, and about two months later I had a relapse into the mental state I was in following a nervous breakdown senior year.
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Fish, Chips and Immigration

I’m not the biggest fan of Simon Jenkins, especially when he goes off on one of his childish anti-science rants, but there’s a powerful piece by him in today’s Guardian  661 more words

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