Posts Tagged ‘ nobody expects the spanish inquisition ’

On The Chocolate Trail

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 plausible notion, but was it true? The resulting investigation culminated in Prinz’s new book On the Chocolate Trail, which…

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Is Ladino Endangered?

April 27, 2012
is ladino endangered

Ladino, or Judeo-Spanish, is a combination of Hebrew, Aramaic, and Spanish. When the estimated 300,000 Spanish Jews…

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From the Ionian Sea

April 7, 2011
from the lonian sea

In a remote part of Greece off the Ionian Sea, a small population of Jews–the…

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God Save the President

February 21, 2011
God Save the president

The townsfolk from Fiddler on the Roof  had a…

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