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sábado, enero 23, 2021

Las Tablas eran de Piedra - Un artículo sobre Shavuot

"Yo había subido al monte a recoger las tablas de piedra, las tablas de la alianza" Deuteronomio 9:9 De piedra eran las tablas. De un material simple y barato. Si algún ser humano hubiera sido encargado de...

Cuba's Jews Take Heart From First New Synagogue Since Revolution

CAMAGUEY, Cuba -- Thirty-six years ago, Alberto Roffe's grandfather dug a hole in this city's only Jewish cemetery, lowered his community's prayer books into it and covered the crypt with concrete. Cuba's communist government had...

The Last of the Jews in Trinidad and Tobago: Hans Stecher tells the story...

The Jewish section tucked away in the corner of Mucurapo Cemetery is normally neat and clean. But weeds and flowers spring up wildly aroud the stone markers when Hans Stecher is off the island. Stecher,...

The Silk Route: A Judaic Odyssey

One thousand seven hundred years before Marco Polo set out on his journey from Venice to China, Persian/Jewish traders pioneered the route from the Near East to Kaifeng, then the Capitol of Imperial China. The...

Samuel Ha-Nagid, Vizier of Granada, 993-d after 1056

One of the most famous of the Jewish notables of Moslem Spain was Samuel Ha­Levi, who is also known as Samuel Ha­Nagid. Beginning life as a shopkeeper, Samuel Ha­Levi ultimately became the chief minister...

A Brief History of the Sephardim of Curaçao

The island of Curaçao is situated in the southern Caribbean about 40 miles north of the coast of Venezuela. It was discovered in 1499 by Alonso de Ojeda, one of the captains of Christopher,...

Toledo: Capital of Sepharad

When a title for these remarks was suggested to me some time ago in Madrid, I purposely refrained from asking whether the theme centered on the recent designation of Toledo as the capital of...

August 12 - Yorzait of the murder of The Jewish Russian Intelligentsia

Text from "Seven-fold Betrayal": The Murder of Soviet Yiddish zayn kop loykht-oyf mit zibn likhter ariber zibn mol farrat. er vert tsurik gezalbter dikhter oyf toytn dil fun kazamat. Jewish tradition mandates the lighting of memorial candles on the...

Yom Hautzmaut - 5 Iyar

Every year on the fifth of Iyyar, Israel celebrates Israeli Independence Day to commemorate the founding of the state of Israel in 1948. All over Israel there are parties and parades, and in the...

Tisha B'Av - 9 Av

This fast day stands out from the other three fasts related to the destruction of the Temples. It is so important because it marks the day when both Temples were destroyed - the First...