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“Home baked bread always had a special place in my mother’s house. With every baking, my dad would repeat in his Old World Ladino, Los panizikos di kaza ki no manki (Home made bread should never be lacking). Not surprising, each time I whiff the aroma of my wife’s bread baking in our oven, (more…)

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Purim is here, Pesah is right around the corner!!!   So some Purim “allegre” for now…and Pesah recipes coming!

I remember when my boys were young, my mother would make “Folares”, or “Haman in Jail” as the boys called them, for Purim.  The Folare was made of Bureka dough wrapped around a hard boiled egg.  The strips of dough for a “cage” or “jail” around the egg. The egg represented the evil Haman from the Purim story, who is ultimately punished for his plot to harm the Jews. (more…)

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This is a great site!  ( Thanks to Sally Mann for bringing it to our attention!!)

Enter an addreess and take a ride down Memory Lane.  Enter the addresses of some of your favorite places.

When the site opens there is a map on the right. You can move the “little man” up and down the block. There is a button on the left that allows the camera to look right or left to have a clearer look at a location.

www.vpike.com

Great fun!  Great memories!!!!  Enjoy!!!!!


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ptt6Qhw_Gw

Enjoy this rendition of Pasharo D’ermozura sung by Hazzan Issac Azose at the wedding of  Lauren Hasson and Aaron Katz.  Proud parents are Don and Janine Hasson!!

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Many Jews who lived in Rhodes and throughout the Mediterranean, benefitted from the education they received through the “Alliance”.  This program, presented by the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies, is offered as part of the Maurice Amado Seminar in Sephardic Studies.  A look at the founders and beginnings of the Alliance, an important institution that touched so many…..

12pm · Wednesday, March 3, 2010
306 Royce Hall * UCLA

Image for Frances Malino talk (Monastir)
Jewish Sisters in Muslim Lands: TheTeachers of the Alliance Israélite Universelle

Frances Malino (Wellesley College)
Maurice Amado Seminar in Sephardic Studies

Abstract: In the 19th century, the Alliance Israélite Universelle, an international Jewish organization, created a network of schools to modernize Jews in Islamic lands.  Using hundreds of personal letters along with archival records, Professor Frances Malino will explore the goals, self-identity, struggles and accomplishments of the African-born, French-speaking, Jewish women who founded and directed these schools.

Preregistration is required. Email cjsrsvp@humnet.ucla.edu or call (310)267-5327 to RSVP.

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Ladino….an endangered language. Take a watch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtMMDkwOScU

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