SEPHARDI RENAISSANCE

In every issue of JR you'll find this unique seven-page section of Sephardi Renaissance. Read interviews with those from places such as Sudan, Morocco and Egypt and hear about their colourful traditions. Learn about ancient Jewish culture across the Islamic world; listen to the voices of young Sephardim today; and uncover the culture of communities stretching from Shanghai, to Bukhara to Venezuela.

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JULY 2019

Diarna volunteer videographer Angela Strassheim, Jewish Cemetery, Essaouira, Morocco, 2011.  ©   diarna.org

Diarna volunteer videographer Angela Strassheim, Jewish Cemetery, Essaouira, Morocco, 2011. ©diarna.org

The volunteers who risk prison and ISIS to record Jewish culture

The thriving Jewish life that once existed across the Arab world is fast disappearing. Peter Watts speaks to the people behind a digital mapping project that uses volunteers on the ground – often in dangerous circumstances – to record evidence of communities before they are lost for good…

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APRIL 2019

Sulochana (Ruby Myers).  ©Identity Films and Productions

Sulochana (Ruby Myers). ©Identity Films and Productions

Bollywood’s Jewish superstars

As India’s film industry took off at the start of the 20th century, its leading ladies were often drawn from the Jewish community. Erica X Eisen explores this little-known history of Bollywood…

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