A short history of Jews and pumpkins
It’s a hit throughout Turkey, but its Jewish themes, characters and use of Ladino have particularly endeared it to local Jews.
Shloime Zionce, with his black yarmulke and long peyot, would not draw a second glance on the streets of Brooklyn or Jerusalem. In Beirut, Bogota or Kabul, it’s a different story.
The pandemic has given those with an interest in Ladino more opportunities to study it, with many online classes and Zoom meetups.
Afghanistan’s last Jew, Zebulon Simentov arrived in Istanbul Sunday morning, its one more step in his long journey out of the Taliban-ruled nation.
Gribenes are back. Those crispy, golden, fatty and slightly grotesque pieces of chicken skin fried in chicken fat have not returned to your local deli, but to your mass market snack aisle.
Opening in 2022, the D.C. Capital Museum will tell the story of Jews in the nation’s capital and the nation at large.
Jews for centuries have made pilgrimage to what many believe is the prophet Nahum’s grave.
Tom Cruise was also supposed to be on the trip, which is being hailed as a ‘meeting between the ancient world and the height of human innovation.’
The elite British university is offering online classes in nearly a dozen rare Jewish languages to students and non-students alike.