Eliyah Hawila fooled everyone, including his would-be bride and Brooklyn’s tightknit Syrian Jewish community, into believing he was a Jew. Now that the secret is out, the question is: Who is he, really?
The Sephardic Heritage Museum stitches together a community separated by land, sea, and thousands of years
The Syrian Jewish community in Deal, New Jersey, rises to the challenges of the pandemic—with delicious results
In memory of my ‘Tio José,’ a fiercely independent thinker who wrote passionately about Sephardic Judaism, rabbinic semiotics, and Jewish law—who became enmeshed in communal controversy for his ideas
David Adjmi’s writerly new memoir, ‘Lot Six,’ vividly portrays his growing into a gay man in Syrian Jewish Brooklyn, and how the allure of changing roles brought him theatrical success
An Instagram chat among friends turned into ‘Live With Lee,’ a hit show about relationships in the Sephardic community
Sephardic Jews built a safe haven around Ocean Parkway. Will the recent antisemitic attacks threaten our sense of safety?
On the trail of my great-grandfather, a merchant immigrant to Argentina
These gold bracelets have long been popular among Syrian Jewish girls. But their meaning has changed over the generations.
Women are leading the way as small businesses bring traditional recipes to the commercial marketplace
For Brooklyn’s Syrian Jews, an annual trip to the Caribbean island has become a family tradition
Isaac Mizrahi’s new ‘I.M.’ is a classic Jewish memoir of rebelling against stifling expectations to flourish in American possibility
The paper legacies of separate immigrant communities return under one roof after earthquake-induced exile
Tired of cheesecake and blintzes? Make cheese-filled sambusak your new holiday recipe.
Behind the scenes at every Syrian Jewish wedding in Brooklyn, one woman pulls the strings
Make a batch of keftes—sweet-and-sour Syrian meatballs with cherries and tamarind
Father buries seven children as wife, eldest daughter remain hospitalized
Yaakov Stark died penniless and unknown. His murals at the Ades Synagogue are a masterpiece of early Zionist art.
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