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."

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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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International Trade Law

Legal Aspects Of International Trade Law -Ari Afilalo

International trade is a complicated area of law to research since there are a lot of levels of trade organizations and communications. There are mutual trade agreements, regional trade agreements and multinational trade agreements.

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International Business

A sneak peek at international trade and economic development

International trade is no novelty, it is a fairly known topic as different countries across the globe have certain set of trade laws and general regulations. Ari Afilalo is a specialist of international trade and economic development, he has highly publicized his deep insights into the topic.

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Sephardic Jews

Get To Know About Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jews

When we talk about Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jews, they basically represent two distinct subcultures of Judaism. There is no denying the fact that they share the same basic beliefs. But. there exists some difference in culture as well as practice. Ari Afilalo is the one who kept close eyes on an existence of Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jews.

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