-David Shasha sets forth that â€œSephardic culture, which espouses an outlook of tolerance and coexistenceâ€¦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.â€? (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 â€œcomes of ageâ€? 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)
Pronounced: AHSH-ken-AH-zee, Origin: Hebrew, Jews of Central and Eastern European origin.
Pronounced: meez-RAH-khee, Origin: Hebrew for Eastern, used to describe Jews of Middle Eastern descent, such as Jews from Iraq and Syria.
Pronounced: seh-FAR-dik, Origin: Hebrew, describing Jews descending from the Jews of Spain.