Spain’s king honored Sephardic Jews at a ceremony recognizing a new law that confers citizenship on the descendants of those banished during the Inquisition.
An Israeli commercial that sells real estate to Ashkenazi Jews by making fun of Sephardim and Mizrahim has been pulled after a public outcry. But the damage is done, Sigal Samuel writes.
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.