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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Dr. Devin Naar, left, and community member Rick LaMarche, examining Ladino documents at the Purim Bazaar at Congregation Ezra Bessaroth in Seattle, Wash., March 2012.

Rushing to preserve Ladino legacies

By Charlotte Anthony, JTA July 15, 2012

NEW YORK -- Isaac Azose knew he had a treasure in his hands -- a nearly century-old booklet for Ladino-speaking Jews immigrating to the United States that featured English, Ladino and Yiddish expressions to help them acculturate into their new communities. ...

Corinne Darvish says Persian Passover seders bring a level of fun that many non-Sephardic Jews seem to enjoy.

Dayenu ‘warfare’ is Persian seder tradition

CORINNE N. DARVISH, Special to the Jewish Light April 4, 2012

When I tell people how my Persian family celebrates Passover, many people tell me that they want to be Sephardic.  I don’t know that we’ll be able to swing the rice and legumes, but as far as I know, there are no prohibitions on green onions. During...

N.Y. rabbi honored by king of Morocco

JTA March 15, 2012

Rabbi Raphael Benchimol of the Manhattan Sephardic Congregation was honored by the king of Morocco. Benchimol received the medal of the Knight of the Order of the Throne bestowed by Mohammed VI at his New York City synagogue. The president of the Jewish...

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