23 November 2007

Spain's Jewish magazine

Recently I told researchers about the monthly Jewish culture bulletin, Carta de Sefarard, available here, which is read by more than 8,000 subscribers worldwide.

The bulletin is published by Sefarad Editores, which also publishes the quarterly magazine Raices (Roots). The publication has just celebrated its 20th anniversary, and includes aspects of Jewish history and culture, contemporary arts, literature, history, language and thought.

When, in 1986, Spain and Israel established diplomatic relations, an increased interest in Sephardic and Jewish themes followed, with articles and books emphasizing Jewish history, Sephardic music and more.

In Madrid, Argentinian Horacio Kohan of Madrid had been Israel's press attache with the World Tourism Organization before official diplomatic contacts were established, and founded Raices in 1986.

Authors include researchers and specialists in many areas: history, literature, linguistics, social sciences, visual arts, music, theatre, philosophy, religion, and others.

There are more than 1,200 subscribers for the advertising-free publication (it went online in 2001), living in Spain, Portugal, other European countries and North and South America. It is sold at selected bookstores and can be found in all public libraries.

Carta de Sefarad (“the monthly bulletin of cultural news about Jewish Spain”) contains up-to-date information about cultural events of Jewish interest scheduled to take place throughout Spain as well as in other countries in Europe and North and South America.

For more information, click here.

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