Get the latkes out for Hanukkah in Japan

General Dec 22, 2016

Get the latkes out for Hanukkah in Japan

by Liane Wakabayashi

When Binyomin Edery, the chief rabbi of Japan, was a child growing up in the farming village of Kfar Chabad in Israel, the nine-pronged menorah could be seen everywhere during the winter Hanukkah festival. So when he arrived in Japan during Hanukkah 18 years ago, ...

A history of Judaism

Books / Reviews Oct 5, 2013

A history of Judaism

by Ian Thomson

First the derision and the sorrows, then the years of exile. Kicked out of anti-Semitic Spain in the 1490s, Jews were among the first to arrive in the New World. They were Iberian immigrants or Sephardim (after Sefarad, Hebrew for Spain) in search of ...