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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

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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

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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