"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."
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.Read more
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.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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?Read more