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Kleztival

Kleztival is a Jewish music festival, coordinated by The Jewish Music Institute of Brazil, and held in several locations across the city. The Jewish Music Institute is a non-profit, social organization that performs for the public interest and holds the annual Kleztival festival. The festival takes place over the course of several weeks with events, such as shows and workshops, occurring on select dates. A full schedule can be seen on the event website.


Festival of Santa Esterica

The Festival of Santa Esterica is a holiday that was created as a substitute for Purim by the Anusim (also known as "conversos", Sephardi Jews forced to convert to Catholicism) after their expulsion from Spain in the late 15th century. It is still celebrated today in the Latin America and Southwestern United States. The festival was themed about a fictional saint called "Esterica" who was heavily based upon Queen Esther. During the festival the New Christian women fasted for 3 days as Esther herself, her uncle Mordechai and the Jews of Persia did in the Book of Esther prior to her meeting with King Achashverosh. Although it was dangerous for the conversos to celebrate this festival due to its Jewish elements, as the Inquisition demanded no traits of their former religion be preserved, there are documents from Mexico that confirm the Festival of Esterica was held in Mexico as well. According to historian Janet Liebman Jacobs, converso women used to light candles and cook a kosher banquet with their daughters – which helped passing out knowledge of the traditional Jewish cuisine to the next generations.Β The public festival celebrations had become private events that were celebrated with the family indoors. The conversos had also started to honor Esther with iconographic art pieces they made in her image and held in their households. The popularity of the Festival of Santa Esterica had begun to decrease between the years 1964 to 1974 following the statements of Santa Fe Archbishop, Peter Davis, who studied the festival and had begun preaching to Hispanics who did celebrate it that they're actually practicing a Jewish holiday based on Purim and that there was no such saint called Esterica. As a result of that it is less common to find iconographic Esterica art pieces at Southwestern United States houses today in comparison to the 20th century and prior to that. In New Mexico, the art that decorated the conversos' houses with Santa Esterica were portrayed with red curtains that frame the icona.

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A delightful skewer with grilled asparagus from the Local Italian restaurant in the Tel Aviv Port. This restaurant has undergone all sorts of changes, but is now flourishing under the command of Philx Rosenthal.

Come find a nice spot inside and enjoy a variety of unique Italian dishes!
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La Fabrica @lafabricapty is an excellent Israeli-Moroccan restaurant in Panama City where a guy named Itai prepares the food and a guy named Chai prepares the beer. According to food critic @gilhovavisrael these beers are some of the best he's had in his 56 years.

The photographed dish is the Mega Shakshuka, made with precision and high quality ingredients.

Next time you find yourself on a plane to Panama, this should definitely be on your restaurant list!
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Did you miss the Great Big Jewish Food Fest? Lucky for all of us, many of the sessions from this 10-day online festival were recorded and are avaliable for viewing.

Check out recipes, cultural food classes, and more with WJT's new vitual tours and events! πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³

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Miss sharing Shabbat dinner with friends and family?

With WJT's new virtual events, you can find virtual Shabbat dinners to attend around the world!

This is a perfect way to make some new friends and connect with others on Friday nights. 🍷

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What traditional Jewish dishes have you been making this summer? πŸ§†

Experiment with new recipes and let WJT's new virtual cooking classes teach you to make tried and true Jewish-style dishes.

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Always wanted to learn how to make traditional Israeli cuisine like Sabich and Malabi?

Get a taste of the Holy Land from the comfort of your home with virtual cooking classes by Israel's top chefs! πŸ₯™

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Miss Shabbat dinner with family and friends?

Prepare unique Jewish recipes from Cheesy Garlic Challah to Sweet Noodle Kugel. You'll be sure to impress your friends and family at your next dinner party with these recipes. 🍽️

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Come out of quaratine with a few new Jewish-style dishes under your belt!

Perfect your shakshuka or traditional bourekas with our new vitual cooking classes! Just buy the ingredients and let the food experts teach you the rest. πŸ³πŸ…

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One of the best ways to experience culture is through food.

Learn how to make the perfect holiday brisket, potato knish, or chopped liver with WJT's Virtual Tours! πŸ₯©πŸ₯”

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