Lenient rulings in response to new situations are not necessary if unfortunate accommodations, they are instead a testament to the strength and durability of Judaism.
A city where Jews were once the majority.
A matter of family pride.
Using six medieval manuscripts.
Now the spirit of Salonika rests in Israel.
Vote Shas and get a good verdict from Heaven?
For kosher salami and pastrami, naturally.
Mass conversion, purity of blood, and good Jewish families.
Expensive and burdensome red tape has discouraged applicants.
Tisha b’Av in Catalonia, and a torrent of emotion.
Rabbi Judah Solomon Alkalai, the Herzl of Sarajevo.
Abraham and Jehuda Cresques.
Reportedly, he also had a “Jewish countenance.”