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New laws to allow citizenship for descendants of exiled Spanish Jews

A new law, to be passed this month, will allow the descendants of Jews exiled in the 15th Century to claim Spanish citizenship. 203 more words


Portugal Offers Citizenship to Descendants of Expelled Jews

Portugal approved this week new rules for granting citizenship to descendants of the nation’s Sephardic Jewish community. The landmark move was first proposed two years ago, but had stalled in the absence of cabinet approval. 150 more words

When deliberately non-Jewish read turns into a "duh, of course this has relevance. Oh damn, I am thinking about my blog more than I thought."

So as I mentioned previously, I am planning to review Maggie Anton’s Rav Hisda’s series next. However, I still haven’t had a chance to actually start reading the book because I had been heads deep in a book not particularly related to the purpose of this blog. 599 more words

Personal Reflections

Why religious Jews are divided over the Temple Mount

By Nissim Leon

As tensions between Jews and Muslims come to a head in Jerusalem, it is worth remembering that one of Israel’s most prominent rabbis strictly forbade Jews from visiting Judaism’s holiest site in the wake of the Six-Day War… 1,743 more words


The Genetic Bonds Between Kurds and Jews

“The Genetic Bonds Between Kurds and Jews”

Study finds close genetic connection between Jews, Kurds

The people closest to the Jews from a genetic point of view may be the Kurds, according to results of a new study at the Hebrew University. 1,412 more words

3.5 billion Jews are Sephardic and into Eyal Golan

All I did, was write under the “You should message me if” thing on OKCupid:

“If you dress or talk like a Mizrachi* singer and your vocabularly is based on Eyal Golan’s lyrics, please step back from me.

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Amsterdam's churches - the Portuguese Synagogue

The Portuguese Synagogue is found across the street from the Ashkenazi synagogue at Jonas Daniel Meijerplein in the former Jewish quarter of Amsterdam. In the 17th century, when it was built by Sephardic Jews, it was the largest synagogue in the world. 135 more words