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Jewish World Series - No. 21 - September 15, 2003
• Berbers and the Jews, a Unique Relationship; The Historical Background
By Samuel Kurinsky.

JEWS MOVE WEST Blocked from escape to the east, many Jews found refuge to the west. The westward movement of the Jews from Egypt and Cyrenaica to the Barbary states was once again swelled by the expul...

Jewish World Series - No. 18 - August 26, 2003
• Jews in Cape Verde and on the Guinea Coast
By Professor Richard Lobban.

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND IN PORTUGAL In Iberia the Reconquista movement was growing in its mission to recover their lands from the Muslim Moors who had first arrived in the 8th century. Jews may have fir...


Jewish World Series - No. 44 - January 29, 2010
• Brazil sets day to honor Jewish immigrants

Brazilhas set aside a day to honor Jewish immigrants to the country. Brazilian Vice President Jose Alencar signed a measure setting March 18 as Jewish Immigration Day. The date coincides with the re-i...

Jewish World Series - No. 1 - April 25, 2003
• Strengths, challenges of tiny community like those of U.S. Jewry
By Debra Rubin - Washington Jewish Week.

Anete Hulak is believed to be the oldest Jew in Brazil´s Recife. She arrived in the small northeastern city in 1927 from Bessarabia (now Moldova), and remembers the Recife Jewish community´s heyday...


Jewish World Series - No. 7 - August 26, 2003
• The Silk Route: A Judaic Odyssey
By Samuel Kurinsky.

One thousand seven hundred years before Marco Polo set out on his journey from Venice to China, Persian/Jewish traders pioneered the route from the Near East to Kaifeng, then the Capitol of Imperial C...


Jewish World Series - No. 42 - July 16, 2009
• West Palm Jews visit to aid brethren in Cuba

Entrance to Havana's Jewish cemetery in Guanabacoa. FILE PHOTO The Miami Herald - When Franklin Silbey and other members of Temple Israel in West Palm Beach recently visited Jewish synagogues and ceme...

Jewish World Series - No. 39 - April 19, 2009
By José H. Felzenswalb.

Havana- Exclusivo para a Rua Judaica (Apoio: José H. Felzenswalb) A comunidade judaica de Cuba é pequena, porém, muito ativa. Todas as festas judaicas são celebradas pelos cerca de 1.500 judeus-cubano...

Jewish World Series - No. 32 - May 9, 2007
• Mazel Tov: Mass Jewish Wedding in Havana
By Anthony Boadle.

January 22, 2007 Salomon Mitrani sat through his wedding ceremony. After all, at 84 years old he finds it hard to stand. By Cuban law, he has been married to his wife, Pilar, for 55 years, and they ha...

Jewish World Series - No. 5 - August 26, 2003
• Cuba's Jews Take Heart From First New Synagogue Since Revolution

CAMAGUEY, Cuba -- Thirty-six years ago, Alberto Roffe's grandfather dug a hole in this city's only Jewish cemetery, lowered his community's prayer books into it and covered the crypt with concrete. Cu...

Jewish World Series - No. 38 - September 23, 2000
• For Cuban Jews, endless deprivation
By Steve Fainaru, Globe Staff.

HAVANA - Birds enter through the synagogue's broken windows and leave their droppings on the faded velvet seats. During religious services, most of the sparse crowd sits in the first two rows to be ne...


Jewish World Series - No. 8 - August 26, 2003
• A Brief History of the Sephardim of Curaçao
By Charles Gomes Casseres.

The island of Curaçao is situated in the southern Caribbean about 40 miles north of the coast of Venezuela. It was discovered in 1499 by Alonso de Ojeda, one of the captains of Christopher, soo...


Jewish World Series - No. 30 - May 9, 2007
• Recorrido por Tanger y la juderia de Tetuan
By Simone M. Foinquinos.

TANGER - La armonía y excepcional compenetración entre árabes y judíos convierten la historia del pueblo hebreo, en Marruecos, en una oda de libertad y justicia, impregnada por una política de toleran...


Jewish World Series - No. 35 - January 8, 2009
• Laura Bosques recibe el homenaje póstumo a su padre Gilberto Bosques
Por Ciro Cesar/La Opinión.

De 1939 a 1943, Gilberto Bosques Saldívar fue el cónsul de México en Marsella, Francia. Eran los tiempos de la persecución judía en Europa durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Fue un diplomático mexican...

Netherlands Antilles

Jewish World Series - No. 4 - August 26, 2003
• The Jews of St. Eustatius
By Samuel Kurinsky.

St Eustatius [In Dutch: Sint Eustatius, and now named simply Statia] is one of the Netherlands Antilles islands, along with St Maarten, Saba, Curaçao, and Bonaire. The island earned a unique pl...


Jewish World Series - No. 22 - September 15, 2003
• Exodus from the Amazon
By Michael Freund.

Hundreds of descendants of Moroccan Jews living along the Amazon are returning to Judaism and making aliyah. Michael Freund traveled to the tropical forests of Peru to find out why. It is a sweltering...


Jewish World Series - No. 24 - November 19, 2003
• CAMPAIGN for the 'Portuguese Dreyfus'

Please join (in helping Michael Freund who initiated this through Amishav) to persuade the Portuguese government to clear Capt. Barros Basto's name. We need to get our voice heard.! Let's write and co...

Jewish World Series - No. 17 - August 26, 2003
• Portuguese Crypto Jews
By Yitzchak Kerem.

Portugal and Madeira On August 19 1994, Haim Shapiro described in the "Jerusalem Post", an ancient and secret Yom Kippur ritual still practised by Marrano families in northern Portugal. Women gather t...

Jewish World Series - No. 12 - August 26, 2003
• A Portuguese citizen above corruption

Portugal, a country often criticised by other equally culpable nations for its propensity to corruption in public life, can at least claim a daughter whose body has remained incorrupt for nearly 700 y...

Jewish World Series - No. 11 - August 26, 2003
• The association with Queen Esther

In all the region of Coimbra, Santa Isabel, or, as the people call her, the Holy Queen, is the object of the most successful Marrano Jewish or crypto-Jewish cult in Portugal. She is mainly venerated i...

Sao Thomé e Principe

Jewish World Series - No. 3 - April 25, 2003
• The Jewish history of Sao Thome e Principe

The Jewish history of Sao Thome e Principe, two small islands off the west coast of Africa, close to Guinea, includes a tragic era. In 1493, one year after the Jews were expelled from Spain, a large...


Jewish World Series - No. 31 - May 9, 2007

The story is told about a disputation which took place in a Catalonia in the fifteenth century. The lord and the archbishop of the province challenged the local Jews to an unusual debate. If the Jews ...

Jewish World Series - No. 23 - November 19, 2003
• Inaugurado por el príncipe, El Museo Sefardí de Toledo reabre sus puertas tras su restauración.

TOLEDO.- El Príncipe Felipe ha inaugurado el Museo Sefardí de Toledo, que reúne 1.253 piezas de los orígenes del pueblo judío y que ha permanecido dos años ce...

Jewish World Series - No. 9 - August 26, 2003
• Toledo: Capital of Sepharad
By Samuel Toledano*.

When a title for these remarks was suggested to me some time ago in Madrid, I purposely refrained from asking whether the theme centered on the recent designation of Toledo as the capital of "Sefarad ...

Jewish World Series - No. 19 - August 26, 2003
• Samuel Ha-Nagid, Vizier of Granada, 993-d after 1056
By Abraham Ibd Daud.

One of the most famous of the Jewish notables of Moslem Spain was Samuel Ha­Levi, who is also known as Samuel Ha­Nagid. Beginning life as a shopkeeper, Samuel Ha­Levi ultimately became the...

Jewish World Series - No. 16 - August 26, 2003
• The Jews of the Canary Islands - Calendar of calumny
By Benny Landau.

Lucien Wolf was depicted in the history pages of the Zionist movement as one of those stumbling blocks that Chaim Weizmann had to bypass on his way to reaching the Balfour Declaration. During the earl...

Jewish World Series - No. 15 - August 26, 2003
• The Marranos Celebrate Yom Kippur in Amsterdam

Two ships were drifting helplessly in the North Sea. High winds and stormy seas damaged the rudders, and the ships were at the mercy of the storm. Fortunately, the ships were driven towards the shores...

Jewish World Series - No. 14 - August 26, 2003
• The Sephardic Jews

By the end of the first century A. D. there were Jews all around the Mediterranean Sea and with the Christianization of the Roman Empire, the persecution of the Jews began. In the Iberian peninsula th...

Jewish World Series - No. 13 - August 26, 2003
• Tomás de Torquemada
By Beth Randall .

At his birth (1420, Torquemada, Castile, Spain) Tomás already had something to hide: his grandmother was a converso; a converted Jew; a New Christian. Spain had more converted Jews than any oth...

Trinidad and Tobago

Jewish World Series - No. 6 - August 26, 2003
• The Last of the Jews in Trinidad and Tobago: Hans Stecher tells the story of arrival and departure of Jews
By Tim McDonald.

The Jewish section tucked away in the corner of Mucurapo Cemetery is normally neat and clean. But weeds and flowers spring up wildly aroud the stone markers when Hans Stecher is off the island. Steche...


Jewish World Series - No. 27 - September 24, 2004
• A History of the Adrianople Jewish Community - From Antiquity till 1900 -

EARLY HISTORY Around 1900, Adrianople was city in European Turkey with a population of 70,000, of whom about 8,000 were Jews. The first trace of a Jewish settlement in this city - according to a somew...

United States

Jewish World Series - No. 53 - October 17, 2013
• Nuevo programa para escribir Yiddish en cualquier computadora, ¡es un éxito!

Fácil de usar, intuitivo, instalable en Mac y PC, este programa permite escribir correos electrónicos, documentos, y cualquier cosa en casi cualquier programa con letras verdaderamente en Yiddish.http...

Jewish World Series - No. 52 - April 8, 2013
• Survivor Mitzvah Project helps the last, lost Holocaust survivors
By Bob Strauss.

Zane Buzby with survivor, Fira Bronfeld, Ivankov, Ukraineon an SMP Humanitarian Aid Expedition The Survivor Mitzvah Project is doing something to alleviate that. The L.A.-based 501(c)3 nonprofit provi...

Jewish World Series - No. 45 - January 29, 2010
• Brooklyn Family Keeps Latino-Jewish Traditions Alive
By Dana Rosenblatt,

Every Friday evening, the Nunez family sits down to a traditional religious dinner. Like most families in their Crown Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, their Jewish Sabbath meal includes ble...

Jewish World Series - No. 41 - June 25, 2009
• The secret Jews of the Southwest
By Amy Klein.

EL PASO — Three strange things happened to Rabbi Stephen Leon the first week he moved here in 1986 to lead Congregation B’nai Zion, the Conservative synagogue in this Texas border city. “Rabino,” said...

Jewish World Series - No. 40 - May 18, 2009
• The secret Jews of the Southwest
By Amy Klein .

EL PASO, Texas (JTA) -- Three strange things happened to Rabbi Stephen Leon the first week he moved here in 1986 to lead Congregation B'nai Zion, the Conservative synagogue in this border city. “Rabin...

Jewish World Series - No. 37 - April 16, 2009
• Ladino lingers on in Brooklyn

From left are Lucy Eisner, Jackie Calderon Green and Sophie Russo. Photo: Benjamin PeimIn a remote corner of Brooklyn untouched by gentrification, in the shadow of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, a dyin...

Jewish World Series - No. 36 - January 8, 2009
• Courage to Care: An ADL award honoring rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust

On April 23, 1987, the Anti-Defamation League initiated a unique award to honor rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust era. The award, called Courage to Care,is a plaque with miniature bas-reliefs depi...

Jewish World Series - No. 29 - May 18, 2005
• Texas Mexican Secret Jews Today
By Anne deSola Cardoza.

Jewish food, oral traditions, culture, and secret, religious customs are showing up today in the folklore, habits and practices of the descendants of early settlers in southern Texas and the surroundi...

Jewish World Series - No. 20 - August 27, 2003
• The Jews of South Carolina

Exhibit Highlights 300 Years of Tradition, Assimilation and Conflict Like much of the southern United States, South Carolina has a long and complex Jewish history -- in fact, at one point, there were ...

Jewish World Series - No. 46 - March 1, 2000
• La conversión en el judaísmo
By Yerahmiel Barylka.

Practically all Jewish community leaders worldwide receive requests from individuals and groups wishing to convert to Judaism. These are individuals who, in one way or another, are related to the comm...

Jewish World Series - No. 46 - March 1, 2000
• Conversion in Judaism
By Yerahmiel Barylka.

Practically all Jewish community leaders worldwide receive requests from individuals and groups wishing to convert to Judaism. These are individuals who, in one way or another, are related to the comm...


Jewish World Series - No. 43 - December 16, 2009
• Ancient Venezuelan cemetery being restored

Venezuelan Jewish groups partnered with a leading developer to restore the oldest existing Jewish cemetery in South America. The Venezuelan Israelite Association and the Center for Sephardic Studies a...

Jewish World Series - No. 2 - April 25, 2003
• Comunidad Sefaradí en Venezuela
Por Isabel Bacalao Romero.

En Venezuela siempre existió una importante comunidad sefardí cuyos primeros representantes llegaron a Coro por invitación del Libertador. Estos primeros inmigrantes judío...

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