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- n. Plural form of Sephardi.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. Jews who are descendants of the former Jews of Spain and Portugal. They are as a rule darker than the northern Jews, and have more delicate features.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Spanish-Portuguese Jews, as distinguished from Ash-kenazim, or German-Polish Jews. See Ashkenazim.
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To see how complex the race-based arguments can get, glance at this: [From Wiki] For religious purposes, the term Sephardim means all Jews who use a Sephardic style of liturgy, and therefore includes most Jews of Arabic and Persian background, whether or not they have any historical or ethnographic connection to the Iberian Peninsula.
[From Wiki] For religious purposes, the term Sephardim means all Jews who use a Sephardic style of liturgy, and therefore includes most Jews of Arabic and Persian background, whether or not they have any historical or ethnographic connection to the Iberian Peninsula.
Parents of European, or Ashkenazi, descent at a girls 'school in the West Bank settlement of Emanuel don't want their daughters to study with schoolgirls of Mideast and North African descent, known as Sephardim, arguing that they are not religious enough.
Oriental Jews known as Sephardim, whose families had come from the Middle East and Africa, gave the Likud coalition parties a political margin in 1977, and they were inclined to support a much more militant policy in dealing with the occupied territories.
The Sephardim are the Spanish-Portuguese Jews, who immigrated after the expulsion of the Jews from Spain under Isabella I; most of them now speak Arabic, though some still speak a Spanish patois.
They were all of them Sephardim, that is to say, children of Israel, who had never quitted the shores of the Midland Ocean, until
The study goes on to document that the gap between Ashkenazim and "Sephardim" in secondary school attendance has narrowed.
These expulsions of the Jews gave rise in the sixteenth century to the important division of the European Jews into "Sephardim" (Spanish and Portuguese Jews) and "Askenazim" (German and Polish Jews), thus called from two Biblical words connected by medieval rabbis with
"Sephardim," as they do the German Jews by the name
It’s true that many jews where expelled from Spain five hundred years ago (they are called the Sephardim, due to the name of Spain for them, Sepharad).