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  • Israelis, Palestinians vie for Latino support during Pope’s visit

    By Simone Wilson

    May 27, 2014 | 1:43 pm

    The first Latin American pope brought a wave of Latino love with him on his trip to the Holy Land last weekend.

    At Pope Francis’ public prayer at Manger Square on May 25 in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, near the site where Jesus is believed to have been born, Spanish was being...

  • Holocaust Museum adds Spanish audio guide

    By Jared Sichel

    September 12, 2013 | 1:26 pm

    The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH) announced Aug. 30 that it now offers a comprehensive Spanish-language audio guide covering 15 hours of historical material on display in America’s oldest Holocaust museum.

    Funded by a $15,000 grant from the city and supported by...

  • Technology makes education omnipresent

    June 19, 2013 | 12:12 pm

    There was a time when students at Temple Israel of Hollywood Day School took annual fieldtrips to Spanish missions in California and wrapped up the experience with a final product that may seem as old-fashioned as the structures themselves — a written report.

    That all changed...

  • Spain wants us back

    March 20, 2013 | 10:19 am

    The Spanish government recently announced that it will offer instant citizenship to any Jew of Spanish descent whose ancestors were expelled in 1492.  A few months ago, a senior Egyptian official invited all the Jews who were expelled by Nasser to return to the country.   What’s...

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  • Viva Ladino! Mormon student promotes upcoming UCLA conference on Judeo-Spanish

    By Mark Paredes

    February 22, 2013 | 11:00 pm

    When I arrived in Israel as a young diplomat, Ladino saved me. Although I had studied Hebrew for six months at the Foreign Service Institute in Washington and with a private tutor in Mexico, the rate at which Israelis spoke Hebrew was a little too rapid for me to follow at first....

  • Growing the fruits of peace in El Salvador

    July 5, 2012 | 4:12 pm

    Don Israel speaks no English, and I speak almost no Spanish. But I understood him well enough to realize that, as I began to plant one of the mango trees that would be placed in his field that day,  he obviously thought I was doing it wrong. Our mutual patience eventually conquered...

  • Amigos in San Miguel de Allende: A Shavuot Story of Conversion

    June 1, 2011 | 11:02 am

    Click here to read this article in Spanish.

    Earlier this year, I got a call from an old friend, Rabbi Juan Mejia. Juan asked me if I’d be willing to accompany him and Rabbi Felipe Goodman to San Miguel de Allende for a couple of days in early February. Juan, Felipe and I have a...

  • Spanish official gives first formal apology for Inquisition

    May 6, 2011 | 1:46 pm

    A Spanish official has given what is being heralded as the country’s first formal apology for the Inquisition’s killing of Jews.

    On the island of Mallorca, where 37 Jews were killed in 1691 for secretly practicing Judaism, the regional president offered the apology at a May 5...

  • Latinos, Jews to Join in Historic Boyle Heights Celebration

    By  Tom Tugend

    May 12, 2009 | 6:11 pm

    The Jewish and Latino communities will join Sunday at Fiesta Shalom, celebrating their joint past, present and future ties and the achievements of the State of Israel since its independence.

    A combination of street fair, live music and dance, food booths, interactive workshops,...

  • Talk like a pirate—talk like a Jew?

    By The Web Guy

    September 18, 2008 | 5:42 pm

    Tomorrow is Talk Like A Pirate Day, which means it’s time to resurrect one of our most popular articles—the story of Jean Lafitte—Sephardic Jewish pirate of the Caribbean.

    Here’s an excerpt from Adam Wills’ fascinating article:

    Lafitte ... establish[ed] a pirate kingdom in the swamps...

  • Alperts endow Jewish studies at CSULB, ADL en Espanol

    August 21, 2008 | 12:26 am

    Alperts Endow Jewish Studies Chair at Cal State Long Beach

    Ten years after its creation, the Jewish studies program at Cal State Long Beach has received a $1 million endowment for a chaired professor.

    Barbara and Ray Alpert, whose name is on the Long Beach Jewish Community Center...

  • Video de Pesaj from Argentina—‘Don’t worry, be matzoh!’

    May 15, 2008 | 10:31 pm

    Video de Pesaj from Argentina—‘Don’t worry, be matzoh!’

  • If it wasn’t for Jews, Las Vegas wouldn’t be the town it is today

    By Renata Polt

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    If it wasn't for Jews, Las Vegas wouldn't be the town it is today. Proof of Jewish prosperity can be found across the city, especially in its stunning architecture.
     
    Hollywood has shot films here for nearly a century, from early silent Westerns to "Easy Rider" (1969) and "Red...
  • Pirates Plunder, Family Fumbles at Fest

    By Robert David Jaffee

    March 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival runs April 1-6 at a variety of venues around town. Below are the reviews for two of the films.

    "Edelweiss Pirates"

    It may seem obligatory to show a Holocaust-themed film at a Jewish Film Festival, but "Edelweiss Pirates" is by no means standard...

  • Oxnard Kosher Dining Is a Sur Thing

    By Sally Ogle Davis

    February 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "Kosher gourmet" sounds like an oxymoron. And "Oxnard kosher" sounds like the nocturnal ravings of some deluded diner.

    Well, get used to it. Gourmet kosher dining has arrived in the Southern California farming community of Oxnard. Paris, London, New York maybe. But Oxnard? Home of...

  • How Do We Do It?

    February 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    I was late getting home from mymeeting the other night. Too late to help my daughter prepare for herSpanish quiz. Too late to massage her shoulders after softballpractice. "Do Not Disturb," read the sign on her door. Hernight-stand light was on, but Samantha was already asleep.

    ...

  • Honoring Thy Mother

    By Linda Feldman

    January 15, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    I called my mother to wish her a happynew year. She answered the phone like this: "Commo say yammo." "Mom,why are you speaking in bad Spanish?" I asked. "I've been gettinghang-up calls, so I'm sabotaging my voice," she answered. I broke uplaughing.

    My mother bought my book retail,...

  • Soup, Sandwiches

    By Ruth Stroud

    June 19, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    At left, from right, Al and Jean Langer with their son, Norm; Above, a mural in the back of the restaurant; Below, one of Langer's venerable waitresses serves their famous sandwiches to a hungry crowd.

    Photos by Ruth Stroud

    Amid a blizzard of Spanish-language signs for passport...