Women may participate in regular services and in the derasha, but reading from the Torah is only permissible in all-women services.
Jewish World Travel
From the arid highlands to the royal cities, Rabat, Casablanca, Fes, and Marakech, Moroccan Jews cling to their culture and identity in a friendly Arab country.
A trip to Portugal reveals growing interest in its Sephardic heritage. In Lisbon, Porto and the small mountain towns, ancient Jewish quarters - dormant for over 500 years - are being restored.
Marakech, with it tiny Jewish population, is a welcoming city for Jewish visitors with over 30,000 a year coming from Israel, many of them on heritage trips.
A Turkish-Israeli brings Jewish flavors to the Datca peninsula.
A visit to Istanbul, where Jews have lived for over 500 years, reveals a small, tight-knit community, exquisite synagogues and and a rising concern about anti-Semitism.
With its graceful Ottoman mansions (kosks) and villas (konaks) behind walls of bougainvillea and ivy, it’s easy to understand what once brought Leon Trotsky to reside on Buyukada.
A visit to the port city on Turkey’s Aegean coast and its dwindling community.
Greece’s small Jewish community, whose origins predate the Parthenon, is facing hard challenges as a result of the country’s ongoing economic crisis.
An imaginative chef and Spanish musician embrace Spain's Jewish heritage.