"The Dream is to raise the image of Sephardic Jews."
They really are dreaming.
Sephardim trying to raise their image by sending a check to "American Friends of Shas" (or the Shas Party in Israel) would be like LGBT Jews trying to raise their image by sending a check to "Friends of Carl Kruger." Shas Sets Up Shop in U.S.www.forward.com
Yaacov Schapiro's purported candidacy for State Senate is about as real as the Cody McCone for Congress boomlet--and he pretty much admits he's ready to back Lew Fidler from the get go. Twittertwitter.com
As someone named for a blues guitarist, it shames me to admit that a recent column with an item summing up recent deaths of significance forgot to list Howlin Wolf's great guitarist Hubert Sumlin (who I last encountered not so long ago backing up David Johansen doing a very convincing Wolf imitation).