New Spanish Law Would Give Sephardic Jews Dual Citizenship

If passed, the bill would allow 3.5 million Sephardic Jews to claim citizenship

Kiev’s Jewish Protestors; Yeshiva U. Cuts Budget

Plus Kerry says spring peace deal still attainable, and more in the news

Finding My Grandfather, and Myself, on the Battlefields of the Spanish Civil War

He joined the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in 1936, as a Jewish teenager from Brooklyn. This year, I retraced his steps.

Forget Restaurants. Get Yourself a Homemade Meal—in the Cook’s Kitchen

Israeli website EatWith expands to the United States, offering foodies a chance to sample real local cuisine and local culture

A.B. Yehoshua’s Many Ghosts

The writer’s new novel, The Retrospective, is a surreal study of the contested sources of Israeli identity

Daybreak: Syrian Revolution Is No Longer Syrian

Plus Jerry Seinfeld on the anatomy of a joke

This Week in Sheldon Schadenfreude

Casino mogul’s latest venture in Spain meets opposition

Reporter Digs Up Converso Past

New York Times writer Doreen Carvajal goes to Spain to understand why her ancestors hid their Jewish roots

Convivencia

A plaintive Gypsy song, possibly of Ladino origin, is hybridized and reinterpreted, then viewed on the Internet, where roots and homelands blur

Divine Justice

The hidden story of Don Giovanni, Mozart’s Jewish opera

Partisan

The Spanish writer Jorge Semprún, who died in June, survived Buchenwald and had a love-hate relationship with Communism in postwar Europe. A longtime friend remembers his star power and derring-do.

Re-remembering Yerushalmi

Reflections on a former professor and his posthumous fiction debut

Daybreak: Turkey and Israel Talk, Don’t Deal

Plus is Abbas a perennial no-sayer? and more in the news

Daybreak: Polanski Is A Free Man

Plus Lebanon simmering, and more

Go … Germany?

They take on Spain for the final Finals spot

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