David Ramírez is a freelance writer, with a formative background in music, plastic arts and business. Since early in life he took interest in the humanities, finding philosophy, history and cultural issues among his favorite topics. David’s quest for writing began in his early 20s, wondering whether he could write.
Mr. David Ramírez, a former Counselor to the Board of Directors for Congregation Ess Hayim – the Spanish and Portuguese Jews of Houston (est. 2005) – is a recognized independent researcher on Sephardic history, development of halakhic thinking in the tradition of Maimónides, comparative studies in religion and philosophy. He has participated in learning projects with Hakhám Yosef Bittón, former Chief Rabbi from South-America, during his rabbinic tenure with Sephardic Congregation OrVe Shalom (Atlanta, est. 1914) and more recently with Hakhám Jacob Oliveira and Hakhám Mordekhai Lopes via Yahdut Sefarad, an Israeli non-profit organization for the promotion of rabbinic intellectual values. As a translator, Mr. Ramírez has collaborated with rabbinic scholar Hakhám José Faur (Bar Ilan University and Netanya Academic College, Israel), and with directors at the Centro Educativo Sefaradí (Jerusalem), some of which can be found at moreshetsepharad.org. As an essayist and poet, he has been featured in the Sephardic Heritage Update newsletter (New York), the Mentalities/Mentalités journal from the University of Waikato (Hamilton, NZ) and the magazine Maguén-Escudo from the Asociación Israelita de Venezuela and the Centro de Estudios Sefardíes de Caracas (Venezuela).
Mr. Ramírez has given conferences on Sephardic history both in United States and Mexico. Born in Mexico, and raised there and the United States, Mr. Ramírez holds a music degree from Escuela Superior de Música y Danza de Monterrey, a BBA from Oglethorpe University (Atlanta), and a MBA in Corporate Finance from Universidad Tec Milenio, part of the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey [ITESM] (Monterrey, MX).
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