Previous Issues

Volume 6

Volume 6, Issue 1 - Winter 2016

Editor’s Note
Judith Roumani

Reading Letters from the Past: Translating for Historical Research in Sephardi and Mizrahi Studies
Katharine Halls

Stories, Food and Place: Following a Sephardic Family to a New Home
Rosemary Lévy Zumwalt

Libyan Jewish Art of the Holocaust: Collages
Nava Barazani

Sipping Moroccan Memories: Poems and iPad Art
Michal Mahgerefteh

Ven Bailar kon el Internet
Rivka Abiry

Torres Buchakas Patladeadas
Hernán Rodríguez Fisse

Poesias Muevas
Haim Vitali Sadacca

La Odisea Trezladada en Ladino i Ebreo del Grego Antiguo por Moshe ‘Ha-Elion i Avner Perez (in two volumes)
by Moshe Ha-Elion and Avner Perez

Reviewed by Bension Varon

Intrigue and Revolution: Chief Rabbis in Aleppo, Baghdad, and Damascus 1744-1914 by Yaron Harel
Reviewed by Rabbi Haim Ovadia

Volume 5

Issues 3-4 - Fall 2015

Editor's Note
Judith Roumani

Extract from Tunisian Journal, 1955-56, "Journal d'un retour au pays natal"
Albert Memmi

Quelques compléments à propos de l'écriture colorée chez Albert Memmi
Guy Dugas

Un genre faux ou un faux genre? Novels Taken for Autobiography
Lia Brozgal

Albert Memmi, passeur de mondes
Edmond Jouve

The End of Colonialism in Novels by Albert Memmi and Kateb Yacine
Judith Roumani

Sivdades a la fin del mundo
Hernán Rodriguez Fisse

La Dama en fostan colorado
Rivka Abiry

Julia Phillips Cohen and Sarah Abrevaya Stein, eds. Sephardi Lives: A Documentary History, 1700-1950. [Stanford: Stanford UP, 2014]
Reviewed by Ralph Tarica

Lia Nicole Brozgal. Against Autobiography: Albert Memmi and the Production of Theory. [Lincoln & London: University of Nebraska Press, 2013]
Reviewed by Judith Roumani

Sarah Stroumsa. Maimonides in His World: A Portrait of a Mediterranean Thinker. [Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009.]
Reviewed by Marc Herman

"Synagonistis: Greek Jews in the National Resistance." [Review of an Exhibit held April 1, 2015 - May 26, 2015, Washington Hebrew Congregation, Washington DC]
Reviewed by Rosine Nussenblatt

Vera Paggi. Vicolo degli Azzimi. Dal ghetto di Pitigliano al miracolo economico. [Panozzo Editore, 2013]
Reviewed by Mark Lazerson

Ilko Minev. As Flowers Go [São Paolo: Livros de Safra, 2014]
Reviewed by Steven F. Sage

Issues 1-2 - Spring/Summer 2015

Editor's Note
Judith Roumani

Interview with Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni, Chief Rabbi of Rome
Jacques Roumani, translated by Judith Roumani

Pure Blood Statues in Sixteenth Century Toledo: Implementation as Opposed to Adoption
Linda Martz

The Sephardic Drinking Song, "I give my life for a taste of raki"
Eugene Normand and Albert S. Maimon

The Tortoise, a poem
Elisabetta Cabbibe Paggi

Una Manzana Alesha el Mediko
Rivka Abiry

Chile, Jeografia Atavanada
Hernán Rodríguez Fisse

La Lettre sépharade
Jean Carasso

The Jews of Karnobat by Zvi Keren
Reviewed by Steven F. Sage

Jews in the Caribbean by Jane Gerber
Reviewed by Paulette Kershenovich Schuster

Critical Approaches to Jewish Mexican Literature/Aproximaciones críticas a la literature judeomexicana by Darrell Lockhart
Reviewed by Paulette Kershenovich Schuster

Yo Esto Reklamando! by Moshé Liba, trans. Zelda Ovadia
Reviewed by Albert Garih

Volume 4

Issue 4 - Fall 2014

Editor's Note
Judith Roumani

Benghazi—Bergen-Belsen: Extract from a Novel
Yossi Sucary

Inside and Outside of Gerineldo: From the Gardens of Spain and the Mountains of Morocco
Geoffrey Clarfield

Inside and Outside of Gerineldo: From the Gardens of Spain and the Mountains of Morocco
Geoffrey Clarfield

Rivka Abiry

Haim Vitali Sadacca

Conversos in the Reponsa of Sephardic and Halakhic Authorities in the Fifteenth Century by Dora Zsom
Reviewed by Andrew Apostolou

La presse judéo-espagnole, support et vecteur de la modernité [The Judeo-Spanish Press as Medium and Vehicle of Modernity] edited by Rosa Sánchez and Marie-Christine Varol
Reviewed by Ralph Tarica

Giovanni Pico e la cabbalà [Giovanni Pico and the Kabbalah] by Fabrizio Lelli
Reviewed by David Navarro

Issue 3 - Summer 2014

Editor's Note
Judith Roumani

From East to Farther East: The Jewish Experience in Kaifeng, China
Tiberiu Weisz

Medieval Iberian Literary Studies in the United States
David Wacks

International Institute for Secret Jews (Anusim), Report on the Netanya Conference: The Different Perspectives of Jewish Law, the Jewish People, and the State of Israel toward the Secret Jews
Shlomo Buzaglo

The Girl whose Dress was a Parachute (Poem)
David Almaleck Wolinsky

La Siya de Charley
Rivka Abiry

Dos Poesias Muevas
Haim Sadacca

Prevenciones divinas contra la vana idolatría de las gentes, vol. 1 By Isaac Orobio de Castro
Reviewed by Matthew Warshawsky

The Haggadah of the Kaifeng Jews of China By Fook-Kong Wong, Dalia Yasharpour
Reviewed by Tiberiu Weisz

Kimberly A. Arkin. Rhinestones, Religion, and the Republic: Fashioning Jewishness in France
Reviewed by Chelsie May

Shiru Shir By David Meghnagi
Reviewed by Jacques Roumani

'Bsisa' celebration and performance for Rosh Chodesh Nisan
Reviewed by Judith Roumani. Photos by Vivienne Roumani-Denn

Issue 2 - Spring 2014

Editor's Note
Judith Roumani

The Surname Sulam or Sullam: An Onomastic Analysis
Mathilde Tagger

From Casablanca to Carnegie Hall: The Untold Tale of North Africa's Jewish Pop Stars
Geoffrey Clarfield

The Holocaust in Sephardi/Mizrahi Literature: A Review of Some Responses in Prose
Judith Roumani

Istanbul Intrigues: Preface and "The Valet Did It"
Barry Rubin

Dos Madres, Un Nombre
Rivka Abiry

Dos Poesias
Haim Vitali Sadacca

Contemporary Sephardic Identity in the Americas By Edna Aizenberg and Margalit Bejarano
Reviewed by Regina Igel

How To Live, or, A Life of Montaigne: One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer By Sarah Bakewell
Reviewed by Bension Varon

Life after Baghdad By Sasson Somekh
Reviewed by Nimrod Raphaeli

Issue 1 - Winter 2014

Editor's Note
Judith Roumani

Where is the Sephardism in A. B. Yehoshua's Hesed Sefaradi/The Retrospective?
Yael Halevi-Wise

Five Recommendations to Historians from a History Lover
A.B. Yehoshua, translated by Yael Halevi-Wise and Vas Gogas

Cultural Exchange in the Literatures and Languages of Medieval Iberia
David Wacks

El Timbre
Rivka Abiry

La Batalia en Hirbet-el-Buredj
Yehuda Hatsvi

A Mystical Journey by Angelina Muñiz Huberman
Reviewed by David Navarro

An Ode to Salonika: The Ladino Verses of Bouena Sarfatty by Renee Levine Melammed
Reviewed by Judith R. Cohen

Mixing Musics: Turkish Jewry and the Urban Landscape of a Sacred Song by Maureen Jackson
Reviewed by Judith R. Cohen

Turkey, the Jews and the Holocaust by Corry Guttstadt
Reviewed by Harold Rhode

A Baghdad Chronicle by Reuben Levi
Reviewed by Nimrod Raphaeli

Volume 3

Issue 3- Fall 2013

Editor’s Note
Judith Roumani

L’Oeuvre de ma vie: Reflections on an Algerian childhood
René Karsenti

Arbres de vie (extract)
Albert Karsenti

The Surname Sasportas: An Onomastical Analysis
Mathilde Tagger

The History of the Jews of Salonika and the Holocaust
Paul Hagouel

Two Poems
Haim Vitali Sadacca

La Roza
Rivka Abiry

Voyage to Constantinople. The Story of an Eighteenth-Century Rare Book and the Pioneering Spanish Diplomatic Mission that Inspired It. An Illustrated Monograph By Bension Varon.
Reviewed by David Navarro

Sephardic Jews in America: A Diasporic History By Aviva Ben-Ur
Reviewed by Bension Varon

Film Review: El Secreto de Don Quixote:Un código oculto y un mensaje secreto en la gran obra de Cervantes
[The Secret of Don Quixote: A hidden code in the novel of Cervantes] By Dominique Aubier

Reviewed by Vivienne Roumani-Denn

Film Review: Besa: The Promise. Directed by Rachel Goslins.
Reviewed by Judith Roumani

Issue 2 - Summer 2013

Editor’s Note
Judith Roumani

Jew, Turk, Frenchman, American: Sephardic Identities in Alfred Ascher’s Judeo-Spanish Diario
Gloria Ascher

Seven Songs, Seven Identities: Bridging the Past and the Future
Jane Mushabac

North Africa, France, and Israel: Sephardic Identities in the Work of Chochana Boukhobza
Nina B. Lichtenstein

A Plurality of Bridges: The Sephardic Scholar as Literary Archeologist
Judith Roumani

Las Gainas
Rivka Abiry

Porké no? (Poezia)
Matilda Koen Sarano

Dancing in the Shadows: A Sephardic Memoir By Marvin M. Cohen
Reviewed by Judith Roumani

Modern Middle Eastern Jewish Thought: Writings on Identity, Politics, and Culture, 1893-1958
By Moshe Behar and Zvi Ben-Dor Benite

Reviewed by Jacques Roumani

Issue 1 - Winter/Spring 2013

Editor's Note
Judith Roumani

A Scholarly Blind Spot: The Term 'marrano'
Dogan Davit Akman

Wine and Poetry: The Young Yehuda Halevi
Hillel Halkin

Interview with Israeli Novelist A. B. Yehoshua on his New Novel, The Retrospective
Judith Roumani

Shoa deskonosida
Rachel Amado Bortnick

El Viaje del Taksi (translation)
Rivka Abiry

Haim Vidal Sephiha, A Poem
translated by Matilda Koen-Sarano

Elko Hazan, et al., trans. Julian Hazan. The Concise Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities and their Synagogues in Bulgaria. Sofia: Kamea Design, 2012.  
Reviewed by Steven Sage.

Film Review, Turkish Passport (2011).
Reviewed by Corry Gutstadt.

Doreen Carvajal, The Forgetting River: A Modern Tale of Survival, Identity, and the Inquisition. New York: Riverhead Books, 2012.
Reviewed by Judith Roumani

Volume 2

Issue 4 - Fall 2012

Editor’s Note by Judith Roumani

From Pitigliano to Tripoli via Livorno: The Educational Odyssey of Giannetto Paggi
Ariel Paggi and Judith Roumani

The Judeo-Livornese (Bagitto) Dialect
Gabriele Bedarida

Growing up Jewish in Benghazi, Libya: Interview with Samuele Zarrugh
Jacques Roumani

Doña Gracia Nasi and her Significance for Jewish History
Andrée Aelion Brooks

Un Diya de los Diyas
Haim-Vidal Sephiha

Francesca Trivellato, The Familiarity of Strangers: The Sephardic Diaspora, Livorno, and Cross-Cultural Trade in the Early Modern Period. Newhaven.Yale University Press.
Reviewed by Judith Roumani

Isaac Benatar, Rhodes and the Holocaust: The Story of the Jewish Community from the Mediterranean Island of Rhodes. Bloomington, IN: iUniverse, 2010.
Reviewed by Ralph Tarica

Sephardim in Italy: Two New Publications
Reviewed by Judith Roumani

Doña Gracia Nasi Mendes: A Short Video
Reviewed by Shoshana Segal

Robert  S. C. Gordon, The Holocaust in Italian Culture, 1944-2010. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012.
Reviewed by Jacques Roumani

Issue 3 - Summer 2012

Editor’s Note by Judith Roumani and Eulogy for Rifat Barokas by Ben Barokas

Joseph Levy’s Travel Diary, 1919
Gloria DeVidas Kirchheimer

The Origins of the Name Aseo
Mathilde Tagger and Dogan Akman

Grave Matters: Childhood, Identity, and Converso Funerary Art in Colonial America
Laura Leibman and Suzanna Greenblatt

The Story of Ladino: From Roots to Branches
Judith Roumani

“Zakynthos, Gresia” translated by Rivka Abiry
Leora Goldberg

Sephardism: Spanish Jewish History and the Modern Literary Imagination
Edited and with an Introduction by Yael Halevi-Wise
Reviewed by Ralph Tarica

Sandra Shwayder Sánchez, The Secret of a Long Journey
Reviewed by Regina Igel

The Fire Within: A documentary film by Lorry Salcedo Mitrani
Reviewed by Vivienne Roumani-Denn

"DeLeon” Concert, May 17, 2012, JCC Auditorium, Rockville Md.
Reviewed by Judith Roumani

Issue 2 - Spring 2012

Editor's Note

New Finds on Greek Jewish Heroism in the Holocaust
Yitzchak Kerem

The Ladino Poetry of Hezkia Shemuel Tarica
Ralph Tarica

Arabic as a Jewish Language, Part III: The Beginning and End of Judeo-Arabic
Sasson Somekh

The Taranto-Capouya-Crespin Family History: A Microcosm of Sephardic History
Part III: More on the Taranto, Capouya and Crespin Families

Leon Taranto

Un Tresoro de los Djidyos: Los Pirke Avot
Santos Mayo

La Ora del Avuelo
Rivka Abiry

Teófilo Ruíz, “The Other 1492: Ferdinand, Isabella, and the Making of an Empire,” audio course.
Reviewed by Judith Roumani

A’Levi, Sa’adi ben Betsalel.  A Jewish Voice from Ottoman Salonica: The Ladino Memoir of Sa’adi Besalel a-Levi.
Edited and with an introduction by Aron Rodrigue and Sarah Abrevaya Stein;
translation, transliteration and glossary by Isaac Jerusalmi.

Reviewed by Ralph Tarica

Issue 1 - Winter 2012

Editor's Note

The Taranto-Capouya-Crespin Family History:
A Microcosm of Sephardic History: Part II, The Capouya-Crespin-Bonomo Families

Leon Taranto

Arabic as a Jewish Language: Part II, The Judeo-Arabic of the Cairo Geniza
Sasson Somekh

Out of Smyrna
Gloria DeVidas Kirchheimer

Silent Exodus and Forgotten Voices: Sephardic Women Writers in Postcolonial Discourse
Nina Lichtenstein

A Poem, Claiming Angels
Ronda Angel Arking

“Tanto Va el Kantariko”
Rivka Abiry

Sasson Somekh and Deborah Starr, eds., Mongrels or Marvels:
The Levantine Writings of Jacqueline Shohat Kahanoff

Reviewed by Yael Halevi-Wise

Roger Crowley, 1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West
Reviewed by Albert Garih

Volume 1

Issue 4 - Summer/Fall 2011

Editor's Note

Essay: "Living Between Question Marks” and Four Poems
Ruth Knafo Setton

Interview with Flory Jagoda (Part II)
Rosine Nussenblatt

Arabic as a Jewish Language: Medieval and Modern (Part I of III)
Sasson Somekh

Interview with Sasson Somekh: A Sephardic Jew’s Engagement with Arabic Language and Literature
Judith Roumani and Jacques Roumani

Traces of Sepharad: An Introduction with an etching, “Si neviim no somos, de neviim venimos”
Marc Shenkar

The Taranto-Capouya-Crespin Family History: A Microcosm of Sephardic History
Part 1: The Taranto Family (Part I of III)

Leon Taranto

Komo deskuvri  la sinagoga de Coria
Jacques Cory

Pasha: Pensamientos de David Aroughetti
Shalach Manot

The Chaste Wife [La muz’er onesta provada por su marido]
by Elia R. Karmona, translated and introduced by Michael Alpert

Reviewed by Ralph Tarica

Two New Books on the Cairo Geniza by Peter Cole/Adina Hoffman and Mark Glickman:
What I Learned and What I Wish I Learned

Reviewed by Bension Varon

Three Books on ‘Converso’ Sephardim by Fuat Andic, Gloria Golden, and Yirmiyahu Yovel
Reviewed by Judith Roumani

Issue 3 - Spring 2011

Editor's Note

Models of Sephardic Rabbinic Leadership
Rabbi Marc D. Angel

An Albert Memmi Anthology: Essay, Poems, and an Interview with Albert Memmi by Dov Maimon
Translated by Ralph Tarica

Two Tunisian Jewish Novelists: Claude Kayat and Marco Koskas
Interviewed by Judith Roumani

Sephardi Literati in Early Colonial Brazil: A Bitter Taste in the Sugar Plantations
Regina Igel

A Second Sephardic Golden Age:
Economic Role of Iberian Jewry in the Sixteenth Century Ottoman Empire

David Domínguez-Navarro

La Validja
Rivka Abiry

The Agony of Greek Jews by Steven Bowman
Reviewed by Rosine Nussenblatt

Issue 2 - Winter 2011

Editor's Note

Interview with Israeli Novelist A.B. Yehoshua on his New Novel Hesed Sefaradi [Spanish Kindness]
Judith Roumani

Interview with Flory Jagoda, Part I
Rosine Nussenblatt

In Search of the Garden of the Finzi-Continis, Finding the Courtyard of the Finzi-Magrinis
Judith Roumani

Kalsados [Shoes]
Rivka Abiry

Toledo: El Secreto Oculto, directed by Jack Matitiahu, DVD
Reviewed by Judith Roumani

Boda: Kantigas de Novia, by the Ensemble Saltiel, CD with booklet material by Judith Cohen
Reviewed by Fuat Andic

Issue 1 - Fall 2010

Editor's Note

Purim and its Relatives in Tripoli: A Comparative Perspective on the Social Uses of Biblical Stories
Harvey Goldberg

In Search of the Family NameTarica: A Genealogical Adventure
Ralph Tarica 

Mexican and Jewish Identity in Herejía, Sabina Berman’s Play on Luis de Carbajal and the Inquisition
Sandra M. Cypess

Multiculturalism versus Assimilation: Memoirs of a Sephardic Turk. 
Bension Varon

Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean by Edward Kritzler
Reviewed by Robert Nussenblatt

Friendly Fire By A. B. Yehoshua
Reviewed by Judith Roumani


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