Tag Archives: Sephardic Jewry

Floricultores, Camaguey, Cuba, 2003

This family is posed outside their home in the small Cuban village of Camaguey. They are known as “fl‰oricultores” because they grow ‰flowers for a living, which they sell in the market. The woman on the right is a Sephardic Jew. Her family originally came from Spain, many generations ago, but migrated to Turkey and eventually to Cuba, …

Tisha B’Av, Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel, 1997

Tisha B’Av, the ninth day of the month of Av, marks the destruction of the ancient Temple in Jerusalem. This event happened almost 2,000 years ago, yet Jews around the world still mourn the loss every year on Tisha B’Av. And what better place to observe this day of mourning and fasting than at the …