Or Ha-Hayim

Rabbi Professor Moshe Amar is one of today’s leading historians of North African Jewry. I feel enlightened every time I…

A Passover Pilgrimage

שָׁלֹושׁ פְּעָמִים בַּשָּׁנָה יֵרָאֶה כָּל זְכוּרְךָ אֶת פְּנֵי ה’ אֱלֹהֶיךָ בַּמָּקוֹם אֲשֶׁר יִבְחָר (=בבית המקדש): בְּחַג הַמַּצּוֹת וּבְחַג הַשָּׁבֻעוֹת וּבְחַג…

Going Back to Our Roots

Growing up Ashkenazi in the US there are a few things that I “knew” about Passover from home and of…

Different or Unique?

“While the Ashkenazim hold this way, the Sephardim do it like that.” Our teacher would finish her sentence and then…