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The Rosh Hashanah Sephardic Seder

By On September 30, 2016

Pop quiz: How many seders are in the Jewish year? If you said “one,” sorry, but we have to send you back to Hebrew school. Though it’s relatively unknown to the Ashkenazim… Read More

Make a Sephardic Seder, Whip Your Friends With Scallions
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Make a Sephardic Seder, Whip Your Friends With Scallions

By On April 21, 2016

After sitting for hours—and hours and hours—around the seder table with your family, you may feel like hitting someone (looking at you, drunk Uncle Ivan). If your family is Sephardic and has… Read More

Micanopy, Florida: The Moroccan Jewish Utopia That Might Have Been
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Micanopy, Florida: The Moroccan Jewish Utopia That Might Have Been

By On January 21, 2016

19th century America was a bit of a free-for-all, so when the wealthy Moroccan Sephardic businessman Moses E. Levy saw an opportunity for land, he took it. Levy, who was born in… Read More

The Incredible, Edible 7-Hour Sephardic Egg
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The Incredible, Edible 7-Hour Sephardic Egg

By On August 10, 2015

Despite the proliferation of hard-boiled egg methods, the essentials are all pretty much the same: place eggs in a saucepan, cover them with cool water, bring to a boil, cover and remove… Read More

The Surprising Jewish History of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
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The Surprising Jewish History of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

By On August 3, 2015

Jews from Denmark first arrived on the white beaches of what is now St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands—a tiny speck off the coast of Puerto Rico—in the mid-17th century. These were descendants… Read More

A Sephardic Prayer Service for Insomniacs
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A Sephardic Prayer Service for Insomniacs

By On June 24, 2015

Can’t sleep? Instead of shuffling to the freezer or watching this live walrus cam, you could be getting a jump start on your prayers. That is, if you happen to live near… Read More

The First Jew Scalped for America
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The First Jew Scalped for America

By On January 8, 2015

Francis Salvador was a man of firsts. Salvador was born in 1747 to the wealthy Sephardic owners of a shipping firm. Struggling to rebuild their fortune after an earthquake in Lisbon destroyed… Read More

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The Lost Jewish Tribe of China

By On January 8, 2014

On the southern bank of the Yellow River lies Kaifeng, the former capital of the Northern Song Dynasty and an important pit stop along the Silk Road. From the 10th to 12th centuries, innumerable merchants… Read More

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Help Us Find the Makers of “Snowvadia,” the Chief Sephardic Rabbi Snowman

By On December 16, 2013

Today we stumbled upon a hard-to-miss snapshot of “Snowvadia Yosef,” a well-crafted homage to Ovadia Yosef, the recently deceased former Sephardic rabbi of Israel and spiritual leader of the Shas party. Snowvadia,… Read More

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Our Four Genetic Moms

By On August 29, 2013

On Friday nights Jews traditionally bless their daughters to emulate Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah. But the women these girls actually take after are 4 other women entirely. In a genetic study conducted in 2002, scientists found that 40%… Read More

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The Israeli-American Music Mogul

By On August 27, 2013

Remember the Israeli keffiyeh controversy? Semitic Swag, the LA “lifestyle brand” behind it, is headed by Erez Safar, a DJ/producer who is perhaps better known for his non-sartorial endeavors. And he’s just made… Read More

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Sephardic Music Festival, Vol. 2

By On December 25, 2012

The second Sephardic Music Festival album just dropped, and the only bad news is that you can no longer use Hanukkah as an excuse to buy it (though a little birdie just told us… Read More

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