Sephardic Jewry

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Portugal okays 10,000 requests for citizenship by Sephardic Jews

Portugal okays 10,000 requests for citizenship by Sephardic Jews

Portugal has approved about a third of approximately 33,000 applications for citizenship under 2015 law for descendants of Sephardic Jews.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 17/07/2019 16:59
CA group looks to preserve legacy of Mideast Jewish communities

CA group looks to preserve legacy of Mideast Jewish communities

Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa launches joint effort to preserve histories, traditions of Mideast Jewish communities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/07/2018 21:52
Spain, Portugal naturalize 5,000 Sephardic Jews

Spain, Portugal naturalize 5,000 Sephardic Jews

Nearly 5,000 people have become citizens of Spain or Portugal thanks to laws on the naturalization of descendants of Sephardic Jews.JTA, 14/10/2016 03:27
MK declares war on anti-Sephardic discrimination

MK declares war on anti-Sephardic discrimination

MK Margi calls to set up investigations into schools that refuse to admit Sephardic girls and fire recalcitrant principals.Gary Willig, 05/10/2016 14:53
Conference celebrates Biton Report

Conference celebrates Biton Report

Bennet: "It's not a favor to Mizrachim, it's a favor to all the nation of Israel."Joseph Timan, 28/07/2016 22:53
Israel working to redeem property in Arab world

Israel working to redeem property in Arab world

Israel on verge of recovering millions in lost Jewish property in Arab countries, Iran.David Rosenberg, 17/07/2016 12:50
Netanyahu reveals: 'I'm Sephardic'

Netanyahu reveals: 'I'm Sephardic'

PM exposes how a DNA test of his brother recently found his Lithuanian family has its roots in Spanish Jewry.Ari Yashar, 25/05/2016 10:39
Spanish king honors Sephardic Jews

Spanish king honors Sephardic Jews

'How we have missed you,' Spain's King Felipe VI tells Sephardic Jewish representatives at historic royal palace meeting.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/11/2015 15:59
Spain Expedites Citizenship for 4,300 Sephardim

Spain Expedites Citizenship for 4,300 Sephardim

Madrid finally makes 'legal hell' of Spanish citizenship easier for thousands of Sephardic Jews after pending paperwork stalled.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/10/2015 16:32
Citizenship to Expulsion Descendants Approved

Citizenship to Expulsion Descendants Approved

Spain's government approves draft law easing citizenship for descendants of Jews expelled in 1492. Law yet to be approved by parliament.Elad Benari, Canada, 06/06/2014 23:21
Sephardic Leader, Spanish King Meet

Sephardic Leader, Spanish King Meet

Sephardic Community Council to be the liaison between Jews in Israel and Spanish government, leader tells Arutz Sheva.Benny Toker, 26/03/2014 12:14
'No Massive Applications' for Spanish Citizenship

'No Massive Applications' for Spanish Citizenship

Despite thousands of inquiries by Sephardic Jews, Spain's offer of citizenship seems to have mostly symbolic value.AFP and Arutz Sheva staff , 04/03/2014 07:57
Knesset Passes Remembrance Day for Jewish Refugees

Knesset Passes Remembrance Day for Jewish Refugees

Knesset approval for annual day commemorating Jewish flight to Israel. ‘This has been overlooked for 60 years.’Maayana Miskin, 04/02/2014 17:37
'It's an Historical and Emotional Day'

'It's an Historical and Emotional Day'

Yehuda Azoulay and Raymond Saka speak to Arutz Sheva about the special event in which Congress celebrated Sephardic Jewry in America.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/12/2013 01:17
Congressional Tribute to Sephardic Jews

Congressional Tribute to Sephardic Jews

Video: Congress celebrates the contributions of Sephardic Jews in America over 360 years.Arutz Sheva staff, 23/11/2013 22:40
Exclusive: Only Ladino Monthly Grows in Istanbul

Exclusive: Only Ladino Monthly Grows in Istanbul

Istanbul’s Sephardic Center has just produced the 100th issue of the world’s only Ladino monthly newspaper in the city's ancient heart.Hana Julian, 09/06/2013 16:08
Bennett: Put Sephardi Heritage on Israel’s Bills

Bennett: Put Sephardi Heritage on Israel’s Bills

Bennett wants Israeli currency to showcase Sephardi heritage, too. Maayana Miskin, 28/04/2013 11:59
Polls: Israelis Prefer Neighbors Like Them

Polls: Israelis Prefer Neighbors Like Them

A poll released Sunday showed that Israelis prefer, in general, to live among those like them.David Lev, 11/11/2012 18:45
MKs Call to Document Jewish Refugees’ Claims

MKs Call to Document Jewish Refugees’ Claims

The stories of Jewish refugees from Arab countries must be recorded, and their claims noted, before it is too late, MKs warn.Maayana Miskin, 18/07/2012 21:22
Sephardic Hazzanut Website Promotes Jewish Music

Sephardic Hazzanut Website Promotes Jewish Music

There are no rock guitars or hip-hop beats, just simple acapella songs perfomed with traditional pronunciation by Faraj Samra.Ben Bresky, 13/11/2011 02:38
Oud Festival To Feature Sephardic Music

Oud Festival To Feature Sephardic Music

The Jerusalem International Oud Festival will take place November 10th to November 19th at the Confederation House.Ben Bresky, 27/10/2011 04:16
The New Middle East at a Glance

The New Middle East at a Glance

With Middle Eastern and Arab countries experiencing unrest, Arutz-7 presents a brief review on the Arabs – and Jews – in the various areas.Hillel Fendel, 15/02/2011 16:02
Special Interview-Yaakov Shwekey

Special Interview-Yaakov Shwekey

Famous Hassidic singer Yaakov Shwekey speaks about music, performances, a new album dedicated to Sephardic music, and activity for special-ed kids.Yoni Kempinski, 30/08/2010 23:54