American Days, Turkish Nights

February 6, 2020 Caroline Luce

by Julia Phillips Cohen, Ph.D. Like so many immigrants before and after them, Ottoman Jews who made the trek halfway […]

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To Be an Iranian Jewish Bride

January 25, 2020 Caroline Luce

  by Saba Soomekh, Ph.D. Blending sacred traditions, folkways, and secular cultural influences, weddings (and the customs and rituals surrounding […]

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  By Aomar Boum, Ph.D. Before the twentieth century, a few Moroccan Jews came to America seeking economic opportunities. In […]

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Praying on the Pacific

January 23, 2020 Caroline Luce

  by Maureen Jackson, Ph.D. In 2015, Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel in Los Angeles placed an order for 1,000 new […]

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Breaking Ground in the 1930s

January 11, 2020 Caroline Luce

by Max Modiano Daniel During the first few decades of the twentieth century, Los Angeles and its Southern California environs […]

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Reading Ladino in Los Angeles

January 10, 2020 Caroline Luce

by Bryan Kirschen, Ph.D. The early 1930s were a time of considerable development for the Rhodesli (Rhodian) faction of Sephardim […]

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Cooking the Sephardic Way

January 8, 2020 Caroline Luce

by Max Modiano Daniel “What actually makes a recipe or dish Sephardic? Is it a style of cooking? Does it […]

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Emily Sene’s Sephardic Mixtape

January 7, 2020 Caroline Luce

By Simone Salmon Between the 1940s and 1970s, Sephardic Jews would gather to play and hear Ladino tunes played live by […]

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Global Routes/Sephardic Roots

January 4, 2020 Caroline Luce

by Rachel Smith As the great ethnic revival of the 1960s and 1970s swept across the nation, Americans around the […]

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Iranian Jewish Los Angeles

January 3, 2020 Caroline Luce

by Lior Sternfeld, Ph.D. featuring photos by Iranian/French photographer Abbas “They settled in L.A. because so much of it reminds […]

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