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  • From L.A. to Casablanca and back again

    March 29, 2012 | 5:35 pm

    On May 16, 2003, a series of suicide bombings struck Casablanca. The target: Jews. Luckily, the suicide bombers were not particularly savvy, and the Jewish targets they struck were empty for Shabbat. Although no Jews were killed, nearly 30 Muslims died as a result of the blasts. In...

  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks for September 13-18: When Ladino met klezmer, Torah Slam, a lawyerly lecture

    By Dikla Kadosh and Danielle Berrin

    September 12, 2008 | 12:08 am

    SAT | SEPTEMBER 13

    (COMMUNITY FAIR)
    The City of Los Angeles and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa sponsor an annual emergency preparedness fair as part of the Great Southern California ShakeOut: Are You Prepared? The fair seeks to educate Angelenos on the importance of being prepared for...
  • Lebhar’s Dream

    By David Suissa

    August 6, 2008 | 12:58 am

    If you wanted to start a worldwide revival of Moroccan Jewish customs, where would you base your operations? Probably where there's already a high concentration of Moroccan Jews, like, say, Israel, Montreal or France. But right in the heart of trendy Westwood?

    Maybe there's a...

  • VIDEO: Moroccan Jewish sacred singing

    May 11, 2008 | 6:36 pm

    Leon Azancot, a wonderful 80 year old Tangerine Jew (he should live to 120), sang some piyyutim in Hebrew and explained them in Spanish at his insurance office over the Socco Grande (entrance to the souk) in Tangier, Morocco.

    Video by Vanessa Paloma.

    Vanessa wrote about her visit for The Journal.

     

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