Israel’s fifth president, Yitzhak Navon, was buried in a state funeral on Mount Herzl.
Officials in Lisbon approved the naturalization of a Panamanian national who applied for a Portuguese passport under recent legislation benefiting descendants of Sephardic Jews.
A leading Sephardic rabbi who advises the haredi Orthodox Shas party criticized Jews who have been visiting the Temple Mount, saying they “sparked all the current tumult.”
Spanish officials will begin reviewing citizenship applications by some 4,500 individuals who identified themselves as descendants of Sephardic Jews, the country’s Jewish communities said.
The idea that Turkish Jews will soon pick up and move to Spain is based on the notion that they never actually integrated into Turkish society. That is absurd, Louis Fishman writes.
In Jewish spaces, Jay Stanton brushes up against Ashkenazi-centric assumptions with disappointing frequency. In LGBTQ-specific Jewish spaces, those interactions are even more common.
Israel’s religious services minister reportedly called Reform Jews “a disaster for the people of Israel.”
Spain’s lower house gave final approval to a law offering citizenship to descendants of Sephardic Jews.
Spain’s Congress is poised to vote on final amendments that would make it possible for descendants of Sephardic Jews to apply for citizenship.
Spain’s embassy in Ankara disputed a New York Times article claiming that thousands of Turkish Jews have applied for Spanish citizenship amid growing concern about anti-Semitism.