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  Sephardi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In the vernacular of modern-day Israel, the word Sephardi has also come to include the immigrant Jewish communities that were indigenous to the various countries of the Near East, most notably those of the Yemen, Iraq and Iran who are now resident in Israel, and have no ancestral ties to Spain or Portugal.
It is a Romance Language derived mainly from Old Castilian (Spanish) and Sephardi Hebrew, and is often considered a dialect adjacent to modern Castilian —; the official language of Spain — because of their intelligibility.
It is also spoken by many of the few Sephardim still remaining in Turkey and amongst the Sephardi immigrants of Israel.
www.marylandheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Sephardi   (1675 words)

 Sephardi Hebrew language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Sephardi Hebrew language is an offshoot of Biblical Hebrew favored for liturgical use by Sephardi Jewish practice.
When Eliezer ben Yehuda drafted his Standard Hebrew language, he based it on Sephardi Hebrew, believing it to be most beautiful of the Hebrew dialects.
However, the phonology of Modern Hebrew is further constrained to that of Ashkenazi Hebrew, including the elimination of pharyngeal articulation and the conversion of /r/ from an alveolar flap to a voiced uvular fricative.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sephardi_Hebrew_language   (126 words)

 j. - Sephardi in Panama seek a rabbi from within
As the Sephardi community’s top rabbi, Zion Levy, nears retirement after 53 years of spiritual guidance, the pressure is on to find a replacement.
Already, there is one Panamanian nearing completion of his studies at a yeshiva in Israel and the Sephardi community hosts a kolel, or seminary, that, given the many secular distractions of this lively tropical country, is notably active.
The Sephardi community traces its roots back to the opening of the Panama Canal in the early 20th century, but its ranks include many first- and second-generation families.
www.jewishsf.com /content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/23910/format/html/displaystory.html   (461 words)

The rituals of the Sephardi were of the Babylonian traditions.
Ashkenazi and Sephardi tunes for both prayers and Torah reading are different.
And in July 2000, the Iranian-born Sephardi Jew Moshe Katsav was elected president.
i-cias.com /e.o/jud_seph.htm   (690 words)

 Sephardi Jews during the Holocaust   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sephardi Jewish communities from France and the Netherlands in the northwest to Yugoslavia and Greece in the southeast almost disappeared.
On the eve of World War II, the European Sephardi community was concentrated in the Balkan countries of Greece, Yugoslavia, and Bulgaria.
Sephardi Jews in Bosnia and Croatia were ruled by a German-created Fascist-Catholic satellite state from April 1941, which subjected them to pogrom-like actions before herding them into local camps where they were murdered side by side with Serbs and Roma (Gypsies).
www.ushmm.org /wlc/article.php?lang=en&ModuleId=10006079   (391 words)

 Jewish Task Force (JTF.ORG): What Bolshevik Brainwashing Has Done To Israeli Jews
Since the miraculous rebirth of a Jewish State in 1948 after 2,000 nightmarish years of brutal exile, the Marxist teachers, professors and bureaucrats who have run Israel's school system have done everything possible to make their students as self-hating as they are.
Israel's first Bolshevik dictator, David Ben Gurion, and the Histadrut (Marxist labor union) teachers took Sephardi children into their schools and taught them that the Torah Judaism which they so loved was silly, primitive, childish and parochial.
A minority of Sephardi Jews refused to surrender their Jewish beliefs even if it meant living in poverty and facing discrimination.
www.jtf.org /israel/israel.brainwashing.israeli.jews.htm   (1951 words)

 The World Sephardi Federation - Our Achievements
An education program initiated by the World Sephardi Federation and implemented by the Jewish Agency and the Sephardi Communities Department within the World Zionist Organization was established in 1974 with 74 students, all of them coming from development towns and from distressed neighborhoods.
The World Sephardi Federation understood from the outset that to achieve a betterment of the society of Israel, the only answer is by closing the socio-economic and educational disparities and not by political wrangle.
It is the wish and prayer of the World Sephardi Federation that Israel as it will embark in a new period in its history will consolidate its position and be a center of peace and knowledge for the region and all its inhabitants and a safe haven for all the Jews in the world.
www.jafi.org.il /wsf/achiev.htm   (1166 words)

 Eli   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Eliachar believed that knowledge of the history and culture of Sephardi and Oriental Jews was vital for the new State of Israel.
He argued that failure of modern Zionism to achieve peace with the neighboring Arabs was in part due to the general exclusion of Sephardi and Oriental Jews from positions of political leadership.
To his mind, the struggle to advance Sephardi and Oriental studies was in truth the struggle to create a new, free, learned Israeli, capable of living in dignity and peace in the Middle East.
www.hum.huji.ac.il /misgav/eng/eli.htm   (375 words)

 Archives: Story
For Tobal, the rabbi, the loss of Sephardi tradition is not caused by mixed marriages.
Several Sephardi leaders in Latin America said they are working in their communities to preserve their cultural traditions.
Mar¡a de Azar of Buenos Aires is an officer of the Center for Research and Diffusion of Sephardi Culture, an organization that sponsors cultural activities and works to preserve Ladino, a language that was once widely spoken by Sephardi Jews.
www.clevelandjewishnews.com /articles/2004/02/09/news/world/isephard0209.txt   (725 words)

 Guide to the Records of the World Sephardi Federation, 1975-1998Processed by Stanislav Pejša
The World Sephardi Federation (WSF) was founded in 1925 at the international convention of Sephardi Jews held in Vienna, prior to the 14th Zionist Congress.
The World Sephardi Federation is represented in the Zionist institutions - the Zionist Congress, the Zionist General Council, the Zionist Executive, as well as the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency and the World Jewish Congress.
The records of the WSF relate to the top tier of the WSF leadership, particularly during the period 1987-1990 when Lillian Shalom was the Vice-President responsible for public relations and Steven Shalom served as a Treasurer of the WSF.
www.cjh.org /academic/findingaids/asf/ncprc/wsfb.html   (1835 words)

 No. 04-469: Surfside v. Sephardi - Response (Hold)
The private respondents, Midrash Sephardi and Young Israel of Bal Harbour, are two small Orthodox Jewish congregations located in the town of Surfside, Florida, which is a small, oceanfront community.
The court held, secondly, that the claim that petitioner unreasonably limited the establishment of religious entities within the jurisdiction failed because Midrash Sephardi and Young Israel had not applied for a conditional use permit within the residential district, and there was no record evidence indicating that such an application would be denied.
Finally, the court held that the congregations' "substantial burden" claim failed because the fact that some members of the congregation would be unable to walk to services if the synagogues were relocated to the residential district did not amount to a substantial burden on religion.
www.usdoj.gov /osg/briefs/2004/0responses/2004-0469.resp.html   (3669 words)

 Our Jerusalem.com -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The observance of these values, which we would call bourgeois, expressed the mode of thinking of the members of the community and the way in which their Jewish lives were organized and run, and the difference between them and the Ashkenazim (Jews of non-Iberian European origin).
The Sephardi Jews of Amsterdam saw themselves as the elite among the Jewish communities and understood their Judaism in the light of the concept of honor, which was a major axis of their lives.
The articles in this book by a Jerusalemite scholar of the Sephardi diaspora in the early modern period deal with the ways the Sephardi community and its activities were formed, the changes that occurred in European society and their influence on the Sephardim in Amsterdam.
www.ourjerusalem.com /history/story/history20030728.html   (880 words)

 JLSA: The Forgotten Exodus: Jews From Arab Lands
A prominent Sephardi activist has come out against a move by the World Sephardi Federation to take an active role in attempting to retrieve property left behind by Jews in their Arab homelands.
New Yorker Liliane Shalom, who was in Israel this week for the World Sephardi Congress, said that she is skeptical of the Federation's involvement in the issue of reparations.
Shalom, vice president of the World Sephardi Federation and the founder of the American Sephardi Federation, says that these are the kind of issues the WSF should be dealing with, and she doesn't want to see a move toward the retrieval of Jewish property.
wings.buffalo.edu /law/jlsa/jews_arab_lands.htm   (3410 words)

 SASSOON YEHUDA SEPHARDI SYNAGOGUE in Melbourne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A few Sephardim came together in order to establish a Sephardi community and Synagogue in a community that is predominately Askenazi.
They had a thirst for the Sephardi traditions and a yearning to pass on their cultural individuality to their children through a communal center and Synagogue.
Observant Sephardi congregants needed a place of worship within walking distance from their homes.
www.sefarad.org /publication/lm/039/0.html   (397 words)

 100,000 Radiations - A Review
The expose began with the presentation of a documentary film called, 100,000 Radiations, and concluded with a panel discussion moderated by TV host Dan Margalit, surprising because he is infamous for toeing the establishment line.
Every Sephardi child was to be given 35,000 times the maximum dose of x-rays through his head.
Everyone notices that Sephardi women in their fifties today, often have sparse patchy hair, which they try to cover with henna.
rense.com /general56/radia.htm   (2521 words)

 The Jewish Community of Turnu Severin, Romania
The Sephardi community was the first to open a school in 1871.
The Sephardi Jewish community of Turnu Severin was instrumental in promoting Zionist ideas among the Jews of northern Bulgaria and Serbia with whom it kept close relations.
The facade of the Sephardi synagogue was designed to be reminiscent of the Moorish style prevalent in the medieval synagogues of Spain, thus underlying the fact that this is a "Spanish" synagogue.
www.bh.org.il /Communities/Archive/TurnuSeverin.asp   (1518 words)

Therefore an understanding of the uses, functions and meanings of music in the Sephardi societies in exile may add new dimensions in the critical examination of the Sephardi phenomenon.
Also the roles of Sephardi and non-Sephardi individuals who were involved in the preservation, publication and performance of their music will be discussed.
Persistence and Transformation of a Sephardi Penitential Hymn, Yuval 5, pp.
www.princeton.edu /~rsimon/seroussicrs2.html   (999 words)

 The Sephardim in England
When the first Sephardi Jews came to this country over 300 years ago, they were living in the city.
The Sephardi Jews, even if they had differences among them, and they did have many differences, would always manage to remain as a cohesive group.
As the Sephardi community progresses and increases its activities, we will have to bring in more of these young Rabbis to serve the community.
www.dangoor.com /70011.html   (1400 words)

 Sephardi Mizrahi Studies Caucus Discussion List
The purpose of the conference is to identify, characterize, and analyze the peripheralization and unfamiliarity of the culture and history of Sephardi, Mizrachi (North African, and Middle Eastern), and Oriental Jews within the Israeli educational system and Jewish education in the diaspora, Israeli society, the Jewish diaspora, and in the context of Orientalism.
Stressing the interdisciplinary dimension of the issue, not only papers on education are welcome, but also those dealing with history, culture, gender studies, music, literature, language, political science, sociology, anthropology, theater, film, halacha, and dance.
Papers involving Sephardi affairs, Sephardi/Mizrachi curriculum, the instruction of Sephardi/Mizrachi themes in schools and universities, and the future of Sephardi/Mizrachi/Oriental Jewish studies are highly encouraged.
www.umass.edu /sephardimizrahi/past_issues/011125.html   (1674 words)

 Sephardi Jewry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Until the publication of this remarkably comprehensive history of the Sephardi diaspora, only limited attention had been given to the distinctive Judeo-Spanish cultural entity that flourished in the Balkans and Asia Minor for more than four centuries.
Yet the great majority of Sephardi Jews, after their expulsion from Spain in 1492 and subsequently from Portugal, found their way to this region, drawn by the political stability and relatively tolerant rule of the Ottoman Empire, as well as by promising socioeconomic conditions.
Esther Benbassa and Aron Rodrigue show how Sephardi society and culture developed in the Levant, sharing language, religion, customs, and communal life as they did nowhere else, both during prosperous times and during the declining fortunes of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
ucpress.org /books/pages/8415.html   (422 words)

 Jewish and Israel News from New York - The Jewish Week   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It seems that when her husband, Asher, converted, an Ashkenazi and a Sephardi rabbi were both present.
Asher asked them which tradition he should adopt, Ashkenazi (European-based) or Sephardi (primarily Middle Eastern, Spanish based) and was told to take neither but to wait for the time when a new indigenous Israeli tradition is established.
So for the time being, he took on Sephardi ways, and when my sister married him she went along for the ride.
www.thejewishweek.com /top/editletcontent.php3?artid=1862   (832 words)

 A Sephardi Winter 1996   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The very early and freezing Winter of 1996, which overwhelmed Holland with a vengeance in December, was the cause of taking some pictures of the frozen lakes and canals around Amsterdam.
It brought me to this spot, which is at the same time of some interest to genealogists with (Dutch) Sephardi connections.
With their background and in view of the countries where the Dutch Sephardi had lived, the decorations of the stones with people and angels become understandable.
www.euronet.nl /users/mnykerk/ouderkrk.htm   (388 words)

 The Sultan’s Jew: Morocco and the Sephardi World - Daniel J. Schroeter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
This pathbreaking study uses the extraordinary life of Meir Macnin, a prosperous Jewish merchant, as a lens for examining the Jewish community of Morocco and its relationship to the Sephardi world in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
Macnin, a member of one of the most prominent Jewish families in Marrakesh, became the most important merchant for the sultans who ruled Morocco, and was their chief intermediary between Morocco and Europe.
The elite Jews of Morocco were also part of a wider Sephardi world that transcended national boundaries.
www.sup.org /cgi-bin/search/book_desc.cgi?book_id=3777   (472 words)

 Sephardi Mizrahi Studies Caucus Discussion List
The central aim of the Caucus is to promote the integration of academic Sephardi and Mizrahi Studies into general Jewish Studies and other fields outside of Judaic Studies, both in teaching and in scholarship.
Presentation on the new Sephardi Studies chair at Brandeis University, with Antony Polonsky, 12:40-1:00.
She was born in Morocco and raised in Israel and most recently was a professor at the University of Oklahoma and Binghamton University.
www.umass.edu /sephardimizrahi/about.html   (796 words)

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