Aryeh Tepper teaches at Ben-Gurion University and is a senior research fellow at its Center for Israel Studies. He is also the director of publications for the American Sephardi Federation.
The Zoom-seder ruling was intended to ease human suffering, but it was also, in effect, a maneuver for influence within the Sephardi rabbinate and a bid to resist historical forgetfulness.
A letter from the “development town” of Ofakim, where Jews from North Africa are helping to forge a new Israeli culture.
There are many facets of the Mizrahi story that remain unknown.