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tijuanaMexico, like the United Estates, is a “nation of immigrants.”

In the 1900s, Tijuana welcomed Jewish refugees fleeing wars, hate and poverty in Europe, Asia and the Mideast.

Tijuana Jews, the story of the extended Artenstein family, has become a POCHO Rosh HaShana (New Year) tradition ever since we noticed rosh-ha-shana rhymed with Tijuana in 2012. [Mas…]


Feliz Hanukkah from POCHO and the Hip Hop Hoodíos! Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, begins at sunset Sunday night and ends at sunset on December 14: Ocho noches means Ocho Kandelikas.

This salsa version of Ocho Kandelikas comes from swingin’ L.A. Cantor Kenny Ellis. The lyrics are in Ladino, the Sephardic language with roots in Spanish and Hebrew: [Mas…]

tijuanaMexico, like the United Estates, is a “nation of immigrants.”

In the 1900s, Tijuana welcomed Jewish refugees fleeing wars, hate and poverty in Europe, Asia and the Mideast.

Tijuana Jews, the story of the extended Artenstein family, has become a POCHO Rosh HaShanah (New Year) tradition ever since we noticed rosh-ha-shanah rhymes with Tijuana.

The Jewish year 5776 begins at sundown Sunday, September 13. We wish all who celebrate a happy, healthy, peaceful, loving, prosperous, and sweet New Year. In Ladino — the hybrid Spanish-Hebrew language Jews spoke in Andaluz before the Inquisition — that’s ANYADA BUENA I DULSE! [Mas…]


Feliz Hanukkah from POCHO and the Hip Hop Hoodíos! Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, begins at sunset tonight and ends at sunset on December 24: Ocho noches, ocho kandelikas. [Mas…]


Tijuana was a welcoming destination for Jewish refugees who fled Europe, Asia and the Mideast looking for a better life. This is one family’s story, and a POCHO Rosh HaShanah (New Year) tradition because shanah sorta rhymes with Tijuana. The Jewish year 5775 begins at sundown Wednesday, September 24; we wish all who celebrate a happy, healthy, peaceful, loving, prosperous and sweet New Year.

OY! DON’T RUN AWAY SO FAST! HOW ABOUT SOME NICE KOSHER NACHOS AKA TOTOPOS DE GRIBEÑES CON GUACAMOLE?


Happy Chanukah the Hip Hop Hoodíos! The Jewish Festival of Lights begins at sunset tonight and ends at sunset on December 5: Ocho noches, ocho kandelikas. [Mas…]

Hip Hop Hoodíos light ‘Ocho Kandelikas’ for Hanukkah חנוכה (video)

by Comic Saenz December 7, 2012 Cultura
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Happy Hanukkah from the Hip Hop Hoodíos! Hanukkah חנוכה begins this year (5773) at sunset on Saturday, Dec. 8 and ends at sunset on Saturday, Dec. 16: ocho noches, Ocho Kandelikas RELATED: Hip Hop Hoodios see a flying saucer

[Mas…]

Happy Rosh HaShanah from the Judios of Tijuana (video)

by Victor Payan September 17, 2012 Cultura
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Tijuana was a welcoming destination for Jewish refugees who fled Europe, Asia and the Mideast looking for a better life. This is one family’s story. Tijuana Jews by Isaac Artenstein on Vimeo.

[Mas…]

Hip Hop Hoodíos light ‘Ocho Kandelikas’ for Hanukkah

by Comic Saenz December 19, 2011 Cultura
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Happy Hanukkah from NoHo’s Hip Hop Hoodíos Hanukkah begins at sunset on Tuesday, Dec. 20 and ends at sunset on Wednesday, Dec. 28: ocho noches, ocho kandelikas.

[Mas…]