Or Ha-Hayim

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

A Passover Pilgrimage

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

Different or Unique?

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

My Trip to Morocco

We sometimes dismiss certain Jewish communities as being a thing of the past. We mesh them into a greater whole … More