“The Spain of today wants to take a firm step toward the definite reconciliation with the Sephardic communities.”
American Sephardic Jew Stephen Shalom was at different times in his life a leader of major Jewish and pro-Israel philanthropies.
Described by those who’ve known him as charismatic, very few people know about Gaon’s crucial role on the diplomatic front.
Little known is the life of Michael Spinoza, Baruch Spinoza’s father, but he was a loyal son of Israel and follower of the Amsterdam rabbinate.
While the culture and history of European Jewry is taught and imparted in Israel’s education system, that of Mizrahi Jewry is not.
The Baba Sali’s white-domed neo-Moorish mausoleum, located in a park and palm forest developed by the Jewish National Fund, is a magnet for some 800,000 visitors annually.
Portugal and Spain passed laws offering a naturalization process for descendants of Sephardic Jews, which has resulted in 90,000 descendants becoming citizens of these countries since 2015.
The Porto organization told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that it is now witnessing “an antisemitic wave” on social media following the debate about Abramovich.
Thousands of Israeli Jews have been granted Portuguese citizenship since the law was passed in 2015.
An event on Wednesday was held at the Babylonian Jewish Heritage Center in Or-Yehuda marking Jewish Refugee Day from Arab countries and Iran.