HaLapid Winter 2001

Clearing up Ladino, Judeo-Spanish, Sephardic Music

Clearing up Ladino, Judeo-Spanish, Sephardic Music

Over the past couple of decades, this music has enjoyed a timely and much-deserved renaissance. But there is a good deal of confusion about what it is called, how old it is, who sings it and how it should be sung. For Halapid readers, here is a general outline to try to clear this up. […]

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The Life of A Weblist Moderator

The Life of A Weblist Moderator

The Talmud has a saying about how someone who saves a life saves the world. I feel the same way about the Jewish souls who were lost in the Iberian Peninsula to conversion and death. Those Jewish souls who were lost became lost Jewish worlds. I’m trying to bring some of them back. I want […]

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The Atlantic Monthly Expose

The Atlantic Monthly Expose

Debbie Nathan is the co-author of Satan’s Silence: Ritual Abuse and the Making of a Modern American Witch Hunt, which makes her a practiced writer of exposes. Apparently, one expose wasn’t enough, and she needed another. She was able to convince Barbara Ferry to lend her investigative reporting a needed cachet with readers, since Barbara, […]

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Doña Gracia…With the Warts

Doña Gracia…With the Warts

Letter to the Editor for HaLapid If we persist in presenting our heroes and heroines without their foibles, then those whose opinions differ from ours on these issues will present them for us, often happily so — sometimes with a vengeance. In 1507, after the massacre of thousands of new Christians in Lisbon when King […]

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