The New Global Trading Order

"The international institutions that have governed global trade since the end of World War II have lost their effectiveness, and global trade governance is fractured. The need for new institutions is obvious, and yet, few proposals seem to be on offer. The key to understanding the global trading order lies in uncovering the relationship between trade and the State, and how the inner constitution of Statecraft drives the architecture of the global order and requires structural changes as the State traverses successive cycles."

About Us

Ari Afilalo

I never cease to marvel at the flourishing Sephardic life in the tri-state area, and particularly in Manhattan. It seems that every week, we hear about a new Sephardic synagogue, a Torah class for French Moroccan Jews – in French – a new Sephardic studies program at an established Jewish day school, a Hachnasat Sefer Torah, a lecture series. One of my favorite examples of the booming Sephardic life in New York is the Hevrat Bakashot, started by my cousin, Sacha Ouazana.

He’s a Author by day, and a musician and researcher by night. Sacha, together with other like-minded French Moroccan Jews, has replicated the ancient Bakashot societies that were found among the Jews of Arab lands, especially in Morocco and Syria. They would sing liturgical songs based on the weekly Torah portion; each city its own tunes and traditions.

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Ari Afilalo is a French Moroccan immigrant who lives in New York City. He is an active member of the West Side Sephardic Synagogue and of the French Moroccan community in the City.

Sephardic life


Sephardic Thinkers

This blog will include commentaries and analyses of the writings and thought of Sephardic philosophers, homilists, and other commentators, including in particular Maimonides.

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Sephardic Life in the Media

Ari is particularly interested in Moroccan customs and this blog will delve into the various “minhagim” followed by Moroccan communities.

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Music Treasures

Sephardic music, from Andalusian melodies to modern Israeli Moroccan pop, will be featured prominently in this blog.

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Jewish Prayer

Have a Look at Some Important Jewish Prayers Ari Afilalo

Jewish people have their own living style and some different ethics. Judaism is a religion followed by jews people. This has been established since the earliest days of Judaism.

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Thirteen Creeds of Judaism Ari Afilalo

A religion created centuries back, Judaism is one of oldest religions of the world with about 17.4 million followers. The religion is based on its 13 fundamental truths and its foundations. The foundations were written by Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon in 12th century.

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Happy Hanukkah

7 myths debunked about Hanukkah Jewish holiday

Judaism is one of the ancient religions of the world. The followers are known as Jews. There are so many festivals that Jews celebrate. One of the holiday is Hanukkah.

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