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  • Letter from Tangier: Preserving the music of the Jews of Morocco

    By Vanessa Paloma

    September 13, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    At 6:30 a.m., I was walking toward Sha'ar Rafael, the synagogue on Boulevard Pasteur, the central drag in downtown Tangier. It is the last synagogue in this community of fewer than 100 Jews, the last one left in this Northern Moroccan port city that at its zenith housed 22...
  • Shmuel of Arabia

    By David Suissa

    August 23, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It must have been quite a scene in that little courthouse in Jerusalem. Rav Qapah, a Yemenite Jew who sat on the Jerusalem Beit Din (court of law), was hearing a case involving a commercial dispute between a Jew and an Arab.

    At one point, the beit din heard testimony from an Arab...

  • L.A. 5758 Sephardic Spirit

    By Julie G Fax

    October 6, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    To understand the mystic approach to life thatsuffuses the Pinto Torah Center, simply listen to Rabbi Yaakov Pintotell the story of how his parents met.

    At the age of 18, Rabbi Moshe Pinto decided thathe was ready to marry, and so he went to his father, Rabbi ChaimPinto, the great ...

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