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Happy Noruz

Noruz, the Iranian New Year is the ancestral festival, which has been observed for more than 3,000 years. It is primarily celebrated in Iran, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, India, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan. We extend our best wishes to all those celebrating Noruz, and in particular to the Iranians. Noruz coincides with the start of spring and traditionally honours the rebirth of nature. The celebration begins precisely with the vernal equinox, the moment the sun crosses the equator and sunlight is evenly divided between the two hemispheres. Noruz, whilst now deeply embedded in Iranian culture, is rooted in the traditions of the Zoroastrian religion. Zoroastrianism, an ancient Iranian religion and religious philosophy, was once the state religion of Ancient Iran and is thought to be one of the oldest of the world’s religions.

MOROCCAN ROYAL COUNSELLOR MR. ANDRÉ AZOULAY IS RECIPIENT OF THE POMEGRANATE AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

(NEW YORK, NY) March 8, 2017 –The American Sephardi Federation’s (ASF) 20th Anniversary Edition of the New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival will celebrate Morocco’s culture of co-existence between Muslims and Jews on Opening Night, Thursday, March 30th.

THE SHOCKING RISE OF ANTISEMITISM IN THE US

The Jerusalem Post- A Head of international Holocaust Remembrance Day on Friday, the Diaspora Affairs Ministry released a report surveying antisemitic incidents in the West during 2016. There were notable increases in Germany and Britain.

Denial lawyer Anthony Julius on antisemitism and the age of extremes

The guardian- Anthony Julius has made his name not just as a fearsome lawyer for the grand and the gruesome, from Diana, Princess of Wales to Robert Maxwell, but also as the author of a clutch of widely respected books, including, in 2010, a 900-page doorstopper, Trials of the Diaspora: A History of Antisemitism in Britain. (A light read it is not.)