Jonathan Katz is all for embracing Jewish culture. But he is wary of some who promote Ashkenazi heritage as a way of excluding others — like Sephardi Jews or people of color.
Ri Turner argues that embracing Ashkenazi culture is not just about knowing our roots. It’s necessary to help end racism within and outside the Jewish community.
On a nondescript Brooklyn street stands Mizrahi Bookstore. The only Sephardic bookstore in the borough houses over 60,000 volumes — and even more incredible stories.
Dozens of Portuguese Jews were set to convene on an island in the Atlantic Ocean for the rededication of the country’s oldest intact synagogue.
Hunched over a monument for thousands of Jews killed in a 1506 massacre in Lisbon, Danielle Karo (not her real name) felt a swelling in her eyes.
Moroccan haroset balls, savory holiday brisket and carrot souffle were on the menu at the annual White House Seder.
The rumor that Lincoln’s assassin belonged to a family of Spanish Jewish ancestry has been around for a while. Historians Jonathan D. Sarna and Benjamin Shapell dig deeper.
The Black Panthers created their own Haggadah. Inspired by protests of the ’60s, it lists 10 plagues they accused Ashkenazi Jews of visiting on immigrants from Arab lands.
The Spanish government is inching closer to providing an expedited path to citizenship for Sephardic Jews.
Sticky Sephardic charoset, rich with nuts and dried fruit, is swathed in dark chocolate to make a delicious Passover-themed truffle.