The Sephardi World

-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 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 (Middle Eastern) and Sephardic Jews of Arab lands differs greatly from the secularization movement of European Jews. (JBooks)

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