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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Tariff and Trade

A Brief Insight Into The General Agreement On Tariff And Trade

The General Agreement on Tariff and Trade was a treaty derived to improve the international trade by lowering the tariffs imposed on trade and reduce subsidies while upholding the significant regulations.   It was formed after the end of World War II. It was made law after twenty three countries signed the agreement on January … Continue reading “A Brief Insight Into The General Agreement On Tariff And Trade”

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A Glimpse Of The Most Important Facts About Latino Jews

Ari Afilalo is an expert who has in depth knowledge about Sephardic community. The writings of afilalo give us a unique piece of information about Sephardic community.

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Sephardic Jews

Sephardic Jews: Christian Rule And Expulsion Of 1492

Sephardim or sephardic jews is the term used for the Jews who were expelled from Spain in 1492. Now this term is used commonly for the Jewish exiles and their descendants who settled all around the globe. The descendants of the exiled Sephardics are now living in the countries along the Mediterranean Sea, Syria, the … Continue reading “Sephardic Jews: Christian Rule And Expulsion Of 1492”

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