Las Revistas de Antaño

Al hojear las páginas de las múltiples revistas que actualmente se editan e imprimen con los más adelantados sistemas de computación e impresión, nos hace recordar, cómo se imprimían hace apenas un poco más de dos décadas los periódicos, libros y revistas, especialmente en la Comunidad.

Ferro ignique vastare.

Si dijera -o dijese- que hablar de la historia de los conversos de judío en la España de los siglos XVI y XVII, es hablar de injusticia, miseria, frustración, abandono, miedo y muchísimos más epítetos o calificativos que ahora no se me ocurren, no estaría diciendo nada nuevo. Si hablase de deshonor, de terror visceral a perder el aprecio de las personas que te rodeaban por el simple hecho de llevar determinados apellidos...

Iron-Working: A Judaic Heritage

In the 12th Century BCE, hundreds of Israelite villages proliferated in the hills of Canaan. The Iron Age likewise appeared, coinciding with Israelite settlement. A vivid picture of the agronomic and industrial intelligence of the...

The Catalonia Disputation

The story is told about a disputation which took place in a Catalonia in the fifteenth century. The lord and the archbishop of the province challenged the local Jews to an unusual debate. If...

Mazel Tov: Mass Jewish Wedding in Havana

January 22, 2007 Salomon Mitrani sat through his wedding ceremony. After all, at 84 years old he finds it hard to stand. By Cuban law, he has been married to his wife, Pilar, for...

Texas Mexican Secret Jews Today

Jewish food, oral traditions, culture, and secret, religious customs are showing up today in the folklore, habits and practices of the descendants of early settlers in southern Texas and the surrounding areas of Mexico....

A History of the Adrianople Jewish Community – From Antiquity till 1900 –

EARLY HISTORY Around 1900, Adrianople was city in European Turkey with a population of 70,000, of whom about 8,000 were Jews. The first trace of a Jewish settlement in this city - according...

Jews In Italy

The Jews in Italy have strong bi-cultural roots which go back even before the birth of Christ, when the Jews already had an alliance with the Roman Empire. Under the leadership of...

A True Story Never Told

A great many Jew knows the story of how the Danes rescued 8,000 Jews from the Nazi's by smuggling them to Sweden in fishing boats. Very few Jews, including me, until yesterday, know the...

Some remarkable Jews in Southern Africa … and other stories

Preamble: Browsing through my copy of Eric Rosenthal's "Encyclopaedia of Southern Africa" fifth edition, I was struck by the many entries of Jewish interest in the affairs of our country that had warranted inclusion...