How Two Small Flames Restored One Woman’s Secret Jewish Past

Shabbat, as well as many Jewish holidays, begins with the lighting of candles. The candles are traditionally lit in the home at least 18 minutes before sunset. The lighting marks the beginning of a day of rest and refreshment. It seems clear that this custom began at a time when our homes were not illuminated…

President Trump proclaims May ‘Jewish American Heritage Month’

President Donald Trump declared May to be Jewish American Heritage Month in a press release Friday. “During Jewish American Heritage Month, we celebrate our nation’s strong American Jewish heritage, rooted in the ancient faith and traditions of the Jewish people,” Trump said. Trump mentioned that the Jewish people have left “an indelible mark on American…

Anger of the Jewish Community of Barcelona against the city council

The motion approved by the Barcelona City Council condemning the Israeli occupation and colonization policies of the Palestinian territories has angered the Jewish community in the city, which it considers to be anti-Semitism. In addition, the Israeli embassy estimates that the aim is to demonize the country. The Jewish community is considering giving a response…

A snow day in Toledo

We spent a beautiful day during the scale to Israel. The early dinner in Madrid was delightful and during the snow time we were tasting the kosher Manchego cheese.