The Sephardi World

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-David Shasha sets forth that “Sephardic culture, which espouses an outlook of tolerance and coexistence…could speak in a sophisticated and humane manner to many of the issues that American Jews now face: issues of assimilation, cultural alienation, and a general sense of malaise and dysfunction.� (JBooks)

-A look at Meir Abehsera, the great Sephardic raconteur, author of “Zen Macrobiotic Cooking” and known in Chabad circles as “The Rebbe’s Whistler.” (Jewish Journal)

-A look at the 12th annual New York Sephardic Film Festival. (Forward)

-Sephardi genealogy “comes of age� as a result of new research. (The Jerusalem Post)

-Michel Abitbol sets forth how secularization for the Mizrahi (Middle Eastern) and Sephardic Jews of Arab lands differs greatly from the secularization movement of Ashkenazi European Jews. (JBooks)

Posted on February 5, 2008

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