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Rosh Hashanah Seder among North African Jews

The Rosh Hashanah Night Seder consists of the consumption of symbolic foods - known as simanim (signs) - and the recitation of prayers. This tradition dates back at least 2,000 years and was first celebrated in the communities of the Mediterranean Area …

Journo, Raoul (1911-2001)

By Hervé Roten Born in Tunis in 1911 and deceased in Paris in 2001, Raoul Journo was a singer-songwriter who wrote more than 90 songs in the purest style of …

Jewish Music in Spain

Article about the historical situation of Jewish Music in Spain, by Jorge Rozemblum, director of Radio Sefarad and Spanish correspondent of the European network of Jewish music …

Meïmoun, François (1979)

Born in 1979, François Meïmoun studied at the Conservatory of Paris (CNSMDP) with Michaël Levinas, at the Sorbonne-Paris IV University and at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes where he finished …

Kluger, Jacques (1912-1963)

Jacques Kluger was born on January 23, 1912 in Antwerp. His father, Maurice, a diamond merchant born in Wisjnicz in Galicia (now in Poland) in 1883, moved to Antwerp in …

Arnold, Jacques (1946)

Jacques Arnold was born on December 29, 1946, in the 10th arrondissement of Paris, into a traditionalist family attached to the Jewish culture. He attended the local primary school and …

Piattelli, Elio (1910-2001)

Born in Rome on May 30, 1910, Elio Piattelli graduated in 1931 from the University of Rome with a degree in Literature with the highest mark of “110 out of …

The Samy Elmaghribi Foundation

The Samy Elmaghribi Foundation was created on August 21, 2014, in Montreal (Canada), by the children of Salomon Amzallag (1922-2008) and Messody Cohen (1923-2015) in order to perpetuate the teachings …

WEINBERG, JACOB (1879-1956)

Born in 1879 in Odessa, Jacob Weinberg was a pianist and composer who wrote more than 135 works for the piano and other instruments. Born to a totally-integrated Russian Jewish …

DYCK, VLADIMIR (1882-1943)

The biography of this composer, who was born on March 19, 1882 in Odessa and died in Auschwitz in 1943, still remains incomplete. The fifth child of a modest family, …

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