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Author Ben-Ur, Aviva.

Title Sephardic Jews in America : a Diasporic History
Published New York : NYU Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (332 pages)
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Jews Who Weren't There: Scholarly and Communal Exclusion; 1 Immigration, Ethnicity, and Identity; 2 Hebrew with a Sephardic Accent: A Test Case for Impact; 3 East Meets West: Sephardic Strangers and Kin; 4 Ashkenazic-Sephardic Encounters; 5 The Hispanic Embrace; 6 Conclusion: A View from the Margins; Appendix: Population Statistics of Non-Ashkenazic Jews in the United States of America; Abbreviations; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z; About the Author
Summary A significant number of Sephardic Jews, tracing their remote origins to Spain and Portugal, immigrated to the United States from Turkey, Greece, and the Balkans from 1880 through the 1920s, joined by a smaller number of Mizrahi Jews arriving from Arab lands. Most Sephardim settled in New York, establishing the leading Judeo-Spanish community outside the Ottoman Empire. With their distinct languages, cultures, and rituals, Sephardim and Arab-speaking Mizrahim were not readily recognized as Jews by their Ashkenazic coreligionists. At the same time, they forged alliances outside Jewish circles wi
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Subject Sephardim -- United States -- Social life and customs.
Sephardim -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Jews -- United States -- Identity.
Sephardim -- United States -- Identity
United States -- Ethnic relations.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0814739156