Bnei Anousim: video

This week, after five long years and many battles, we were blessed at last to bring our friend Eliav, from Cuba, before the Conversion Court in Jerusalem. Happily, he passed the test with flying colors! Eliav's ancestors were Spanish Jews who were forcibly converted to Catholicism,...

[caption id="attachment_149114" align="alignleft" width="141"] Ronit Treatman[/caption] Author Ronit Treatman grew up in Venezuela, only to discover, decades later, that many of the Catholic families she grew up with are actually descendants of Spanish and Portuguese Jewish communities forced to convert during the Inquisition. Ronit, who lives in...

If you're looking for authentic Sephardic delicacies, look no further than internet personality 'Sally That Girl In The Kitchen.' Here she shows you how to make authentic Sephardic-Turkish Borrecas (potato and cheese hand pies). "If you’ve never had an authentic Sephardic-Turkish Borreca before, you are in for...

As part of the expanded Shavei Israel online programming to provide services for our communities throughout the world, we have been holding a wonderful Zoom series in Spanish. In the following excerpt, hear from Federico Pipman, who made aliyah from Argentina 11 years ago, as he...

The president of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, visited the Jewish community in Lisbon. Shavei Israel's Portuguese emissary Rabbi Elisha Salas was among the dignitaries attending, along with the Israeli ambassador to Portugal and representatives of the three Jewish communities in Portugal....

Shavei Israel communities around the world are celebrating Hanukah this week with song and candles and sufganiot (Hanukah donuts). Here are two more videos....

We have two Hanukah videos from Belmonte, Portugal where Shavei Israel's emissary Rabbi Elisha Salas led the community in songs for the holiday....