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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

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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customs

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

Music Treasures

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

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International Trade Globalization

Do the international trade laws need to be changed?

Ari Afilalo is a renowned professor whose new book has taken the law world in a storm. His belief that the State and the international trade laws can work without any friction has put people in awe of him.

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International Trade Business

International Trade Law and the Nature of State

Our world is nothing but a huge marketplace. It is a place where trade laws govern and direct the consumer through various arrangements. Nonetheless, to understand the intricacies of the law, it necessary that we look for the expert to impart the knowledge. Ari Afilalo is one such expert. His knowledge of international trade renowned worldwide.

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Today, We Are All Abraham

The Akedah (Binding) of Isaac is a major motif of the Rosh Hashana liturgy. Our Sages asked why, as Abraham was on the verge of slaughtering his son as a sacrifice to G-d, the Angel who stopped him had to cry out twice “Abraham, Abraham!” Wasn’t one scream enough?

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