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Friday, January 15, 2021

The High Holidays in Ladino: a Rhodesli Custom from Romania to Johannesburg, Seattle, and...

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Nótese que en esta ocasión nos referimos a Ladino, porque son textos hebreos -litúrgicos- escritos en letras hebreas pero con ortografía en djudeo-espanyol para que la gente que no sabe hebreo lo pueda leer. The congregants complained...

Mon Dieu! C’est Manifest Destnitis!

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Moliere is smiling. The multi-talented actor and playwright, Herbert Siguenza, has breathed new life into his play, the Imaginary Invalid. Manifest Destinitis is set two centuries later in 19th century “old or Alta California”....

“Shalom Aleichem”, performed by Barcelona Gipsy Klezmer Orchestra

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After three years of incredible concerts, inspiring musical encounters and numerous tours in 21 countries, BGKO continues to evolve, delight and flourish. We are happy to announce our newest iteration: Barcelona Gipsy balKan Orchestra. After...

The Sanitized World Of Virtual Art

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The extent of applications of technology in our modern world seems to have no bounds. One particularly interesting group of applications deals with the ability to create within a virtual world of experience....

Wiesel: De Auschwitz a Disneylandia

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Wiesel: De Auschwitz a Disneylandia, una viuda expresada en Yiddish: El alma de Wiesel, como la de muchos intelectuales judíos, se expresa y entiende mejor en Yiddish, la lengua que, por algún motivo permite niveles...

Elie Wiesel’s Phrases for Reflection

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"Indifference, to me, is the epitome of evil." (Interview with U.S. News and World Report, 1986) "I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides....

Rekindling an Old Passion

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There is nothing like good art and good humor to raise your spirits! Rafael Mareyna has a knack for combining both with a twinkle in his eye. One can see that humor at Casa...

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall: A Whipped Cream Life

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Herb Alpert and Lani hall do not rest on their laurels. At 81 and 71, they are still going strong and sound as fresh as ever. As a child in Mexico City in the...

Thousands of medieval documents and Jewish books waiting to be rescued in Cairo

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Inside a library of a synagogue in downtown Cairo, hundreds of Judaic books dating from the medieval ages to 20th century are shelved, unread and un-indexed. Despite a center dedicated to their preservation, government ministries...