"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.
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. The training and research of Ari Afilalo is … Continue reading “A sneak peek at international trade and economic development”Read more
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.Read more