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  • Backgammon ‘Shesh Besh’ smackdown

    By Tess Cutler

    March 18, 2015 | 12:15 pm

    Upon visiting the high-stakes backgammon competition March 8 at Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel, witnesses were welcomed by the sound of dice on board, the cursing of bad luck and the occasional exclamation of “shesh besh!”

    The phrase — another name for the game — comes from the...

  • Moving and shaking: The Dead Sea Scrolls, JQ International, JIMENA and more

    By Ryan Torok

    March 11, 2015 | 12:21 pm

    “Dead Sea Scrolls: The Exhibition” represents not only “the birth of modern Judaism but also of Christianity … and later, Islam. … So we’re really celebrating the Abrahamic traditions and monotheistic religions,” explained David Siegel, the consul general of Israel in Los Angeles,...

  • Shared history of persecution unites Mizrahi, Sephardic Jews

    By Karmel Melamed

    December 3, 2014 | 2:26 pm

    A band of young, Jewish musicians filled the halls of Hillel at UCLA with traditional Sephardic music as more than 120 local Sephardic Jews gathered at the center on Nov. 24 to commemorate Jewish refugees from Arab lands and Iran. Sponsored by the nonprofit Jews Indigenous to the...

  • JIMENA interviews L.A.‘s Iranian and Sephardic Jews for new websites

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 31, 2013 | 11:16 am

    Earlier this month perhaps one of the most important efforts to document the tragic loss of life and property that Jews from North Africa and the Middle East experienced during the 20th century took placed here in Los Angeles. Members of the San Francisco-based “Jews Indigenous to...

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  • ‘Forgotten’ Jews Address Injustice

    By Joshua Brandt

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Addressing a conference of Jews predominately from the Middle East and North Africa, keynote speaker Stan Urman delivered a quip that underscored the sentiments of many audience members.

    "When I first heard about your group, JIMENA [Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North...

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