The lecture by Rabbi Joseph Dweck has deepened the rift among Syrian Sephardi Jews the world over
Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt is a journalist living in New York City. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Tablet, The Forward and Moment, among other publications. She teaches journalism at Yeshiva University's Stern College for Women, and can be reached on Twitter at @avitalrachel.
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