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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Holiest places In Jerusalem

What Are The Holiest places In Jerusalem?

Judaism is one of the oldest religions in the world. People who believe in the Judaism are known as Jews. Today, Jewish people are living all over the world. In the United States, there are many well-known personalities living, one of them is Ari Afilalo.

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Costmetic Surgery Jewish

Cosmetic Surgery- A Jewish View

Ari Afilalo is another renowned personality of New York. He is a French Moroccan immigrant and strongly believes in the Judaism and is an active member of West Side Sephardic Synagogue.

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Stones on Jewish Graves

Why do Jews people put stones on graves?

Ari Afilalo is a French Moroccan immigrant and an important part of West Side Sephardic Synagogue. He belongs to a Jewish Moroccan family who grew up in France. Now, he is a well-known personality who lives in NY and believes in Judaism ideology.

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