Antisemitism, Jewish Communities, USA

Sukkot 5778: A Sukkah in the Prison of the Mexican Inquisition

Throughout our history, the Yehudim have overcome all obstacles to observe the Mitzvah of the Sukkah. But perhaps one of the most striking examples of the Jewish people's love and determination for this precept is the Sukkah that was built in the prisons of the Inquisition of Mexico City in 1603 by a crypto-Jewish man named… Continue reading Sukkot 5778: A Sukkah in the Prison of the Mexican Inquisition

Jewish Communities, USA

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

Jewish Communities, USA

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… Continue reading President Trump proclaims May ‘Jewish American Heritage Month’

Antisemitism, Barcelona, Jewish Communities, USA

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… Continue reading Anger of the Jewish Community of Barcelona against the city council

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Mexico: recovered manuscripts with which Jewish literature from the Discovery of America

The Mexican government recovered three manuscripts belonging to Luis de Carvajal and de la Cueva, one of the Spanish conquerors of Mexico, founder of the New Kingdom of Leon and the city of Monterrey, in which the person of Jewish descent narrates his life and his Faith, in the context of New Spain. Diego Prieto,… Continue reading Mexico: recovered manuscripts with which Jewish literature from the Discovery of America