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Video: R. Joseph Karo in a Global Perspective

Anyone who is interesting in trying to understanding the Shulhan Arukh in a global perspective and in the context of the Ottoman Empire should try and watch this lecture by Roni Weinstein, “Inter-Religious Encounters and the Law – R. Joseph Karo in a Global Perspective” (Hebrew).

Western Sephardic Liturgy-Online resources

Last year the blog Homes da Nação compiled a list of online resources for Western Sephardic liturgy. The Western Sephardi Diaspora began its development in the mid 16th century when Spanish and Portuguese Jews, who had been forced to convert to Christianity during the previous two centuries, returned to Judaism in considerable numbers. Before that […]

The Reception of Rabbi Yosef Messas in Europe

Musings of a Jewish Bookseller has a post about correspondence between the Moroccan Rabbi Yosef Messas and Rabbi Nathan Neta Leiter in Ukraine. Rabbi Messas is well-known for his innovative halakhic rulings.

Human Emotion as a Factor in Halakhah

Often opponents of halakhic innovation or change claim that their opposition is based upon the legal sources and that external factors such as human emotion are irrelevant to halakhic decision making. Last week Musaf Shabbat of Makor Rishon published an article (Hebrew) on the tenth yarzheit of Rabbi Shalom Messas, the former Chief Rabbi of […]

A Rav Uziel Renaissance

Rabbi Daniel Bouskila writes on his blog about the work being put into disseminating the teachings of Rabbi Ben-Zion Ḥai Uziel. He met with Ezra Barnea who has been responsible for publishing Rav Uziel’s writings: This week I met with Mr. Ezra Barnea, the Director of The Institute for the Publication of Rav Uziel’s Writings. […]

Sephardic Jewish Book Fair in NYC-July 25, 2010

The first annual New York Sephardic Jewish Book Fair will take place on Sunday July 25, 2010 with book readings, author signings, book sales and tours at the Center for Jewish History. Hosted by the American Sephardi Federation (ASF), the book fair will bring together authors and book lovers that write about and enjoy books […]

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