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A Polish Guatemalan Grandmother’s Hidden Legacy

Jaime Permuth is a documentary photographer with an eye towards capturing communities and images “on the margins of mainstream society.” Raised in Guatemala, Permuth now…

What Jews Can Learn From Mormons

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Salt Lake City with a delegation of rabbis and Jewish leaders to meet with the leadership of…

Everyone Wants to be Sephardic at Passover

I remember learning two things—and only two things—about Sephardic culture in Sunday School as a young child. First, Sephardic Jews come from Spain. Second, Sephardic…

An Ancient Story and a Modern Struggle

Freedom is not taken away abruptly; it is eroded slowly. We not only see this in our current political reality here in the United States…

Perfect Passovers in Guatemala

There was nothing typical about photographer Jaime Permuth’s Jewish childhood in Guatemala. Even so, Passover stood out among the holidays he experienced. In the first of two…

Tzav

I love words.  Part of my initial interest in learning Hebrew was my desire to delve into the Hebrew of our sacred texts, to go…