Jews Around the Globe

Sephardic Jews

The Sephardic Exodus to the Ottoman Empire

How Jews fleeing Spain and Portugal transformed the region.

Modern Israel

Israel’s Vibrant Jewish Ethnic Mix

Just because Israel is a Jewish country doesn't mean all Jews are the same.

Quizzes

Sephardic Judaism Quiz

Sephardic Jews have a rich history, and over time they have developed their own traditions, customs, and laws.

Embracing A Jewish Henna Wedding Tradition

This custom is a treasured part of Moroccan Jewish and other Mizrahi marriage celebrations.

Sephardic, Ashkenazic, Mizrahi and Ethiopian Jews

The Jewish world is more ethnically and racially diverse than many people realize.

Mizrahi Jews in Israel

Jews from Arab lands are gaining more and more influence in Israeli society.

Nahum’s Tomb: A Shavuot Like No Other

This site in Iraqi Kurdistan was a major Jewish gathering spot on Shavuot.

Women in Ethiopian Society

Women in the Beta Israel in Ethiopian society are mainly domestic and have strict purity laws.

Russian Immigrant Women in Israel

Challenges encountered by these women in their new society.

Types of Jews

The many ethnic and religious subgroups within the Jewish community.

Jews of the Middle East

While all Jews have roots in the Middle East, Mizrahi Jews never left it.

Who Are Mizrahi Jews?

Though often confused with Sephardic Jews, Mizrahi Jews have a separate Middle Eastern heritage.

History of Jews in Ireland

The People of the Book on the Emerald Isle.

Salonican Shavuot Traditions

Sephardic memory and tradition at Shavuot.

The History of Ethiopian Jewry

Piecing together legends and stories.