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How is this Sephardi Seder different?

Tuesday 16 March. 7:30 pm UK time/ 12:30 am PT/3:30 pm ET/ 8:30 pm Europe/ 9:30 pm Israel. Harif/Hampstead synagogue/ JIMENA. Fabienne Viner-Luzzato, professional chef of Tunisian origin and JC contributor, Esther Amini, author with Persian roots of the acclaimed 'Concealed' and Linda Dangoor, artist and popular author of Flavours of Babylon will talk about […]

How is this Sephardi Seder different?

Tuesday 16 March. 7:30pm UK time/ 12: 30pm PT/ 3:30pm ET/ 8:30pm Europe/ 9:30pm Israel. Harif/Hampstead synagogue/ JIMENA. Fabienne Viner-Luzzato, professional chef of Tunisian origin and JC contributor, Esther Amini, author with Persian roots of the acclaimed ‘Concealed’ and Linda Dangoor, artist and popular author of Flavours of Babylon will talk about their special foods and tell us how […]

Jews in Kurdistan: past and future

*Tuesday 23 March.7:30 pm UK time/ 12:30 am PT/3:30 pm ET/ 8:30 pm Europe/ 9:30 pm Israel. Lecturer Dena Attar will present the history of Jews from Mosul and Kurdistan, while journalist Levi Meir Clancy, based in Kurdistan, will share with us his thoughts on prospects for the revival of the community.

Jews in Burma

Tuesday 6 April, 7:30 pm UK time/ 11:30 am PT/ 2:30 ET/8:30 pm Europe/ 9:30 pm IsraelDid you know that Baghdadi Jews from India first began settling in Burma (Myanmar) in the 19th century? The community went into decline after WWII. Writer and academic Dr Saul Zadka met the remaining Jews of Burma, and toured […]

Roots of Tyranny in Iraq

Tuesday 13 April 2021. 7 pm UK timeTo mark the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Iraq, Reeva Spector Simon will discuss how militarism, nationalism, and Nazi propaganda led to the Farhud in 1941.  Dr. Simon served as co-director of the Middle East Institute at Columbia University,  Professor of History at Yeshiva University, and  is […]

Mogador (Essaouira): a town like no other

For centuries, the superpowers of the time competed to control Mogador (Essaouira), which became Morocco’s leading port. Colonial influence exerted an amazing effect on the Jews: many thrived and benefited from  protection and foreign citizenship. Historian of Moroccan Jewry Sidney Corcos will tell us what made this city unique.

Jews of India

Tuesday 27 April 2021, 7:30 pm UK time. With Maisie Meyer. A virtual tour of India’s ancient Jewish communities: Bene Israel and Cochin Jews, Baghdadi Jews in Bombay and Calcutta, and the much smaller groups of Bene Manashe and Bene Ephraim.

Baghdadis in Bollywood

Tuesday 4 May, 7:30 pm UK time Although the smallest of India’s minorities, Jews played as important a role in  the world’s largest film industry, Bollywood. Almost all of India’s earliest silent movie stars were female Baghdadi Jews: Salochana, Miss Rose, Pramila and Nadira. Our lecturer Kenneth X Robbins is a psychiatrist, collector of south […]

Simantov! Jewish marriage contracts from the British Library

Tuesday, 11 May 2021 - 7:30pm UK time A ketubah (plural ketubot) has been an integral part of Jewish weddings for over 2,000 years.   Written in Aramaic, the traditional text specifies the husband’s financial obligations towards his wife, thus ensuring her protection and security should the marriage end through divorce, desertion, or death. The ketubah is  one of the earliest documents granting women legal […]

MENA Jews and the Holocaust

Thursday, 13 May - the date of the German 1943 Surrender in Tunis. 7:00 pm UK time/ 11:00 am PT/ 2:00 pm ET/ 8:00 pm Europe/ 9:00 pm Israel How did the Holocaust affect the Jews of The Middle East and North Africa?  Had the Allies not won the battle of El Alamein in 1942, […]

Israel’s envoy in Iran

Wednesday 19 May, 7:30 pm. Interview with diplomat and academic Efrat Sopher about her late grandfather Meir Ezri, an unsung hero. Ezri was appointed by David Ben Gurion  and served as Israeli ambassador to Iran for 15 years from 1958 to 1973.   His achievements included  assisting fleeing Iraqi Jews and marshalling aid for the Qazvin […]

80th Anniversary of the Farhud

Sunday 30 May, 5 pm UK. Harif (UK association of Middle Eastern & North African (MENA) Jews) and the Montreal’s Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue are joining forces to organise a Zoom commemorative event for the 80th anniversary of the Farhud. The Farhud is the name given to the Shavuot massacre of  Jews in Iraq on […]

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