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On The Chocolate Trail

By On January 10, 2013

Several years ago, in a small chocolate shop in Paris, Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz chanced upon a pamphlet claiming that Jews had brought chocolate to France following their expulsion from Spain. It was an intriguing and… Read More

is ladino endangered

Is Ladino Endangered?

By On April 27, 2012

Ladino, or Judeo-Spanish, is a combination of Hebrew, Aramaic, and Spanish. When the estimated 300,000 Spanish Jews were exiled from Spain in 1492, they carried this language with them. Today Ladino is spoken on a daily… Read More

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From the Ionian Sea

By On April 7, 2011

In a remote part of Greece off the Ionian Sea, a small population of Jews–the Romaniotes–have lived for more than 2,300 years. According to legend, a slave ship carrying hundreds of Jews… Read More

God Save the president

God Save the President

By On February 21, 2011

The townsfolk from Fiddler on the Roof  had a very simple prayer for their government: “May God bless and keep the Czar…far away from us!” This wasn’t the first time that Jews composed… Read More

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