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  Sephardi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
General re-evaluation of scripture was prompted by Moslem anti-Jewish polemics and the spread of rationalism, as well as the anti-Rabbanite polemics of Karaite sectarianism (which was inspired by various Moslem schismatic movements).
Sephardic knowledge of the language and culture of the enemy, their skills as diplomats and professionals, as well as their desire for relief from intolerable conditions - the very same reasons that they had proved useful to the Arabs in the early stages of the Moslem invasion - rendered their services of great value.
A sizeable Sephardic community had settled in Morocco and other Northern African countries, which were colonized by France in the 19th century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sephardic   (4341 words)

 Can Sephardic Judaism be Reconstructed?
Classic Sephardic Judaism was designed by men who lived in the larger world and were active in its affairs, most of whom wanted a Judaism no less rigorous than their Ashkenazi brethren in its essentials, but flexible in its interpretations and applications.
In the few places where Sephardic majorities remained after the great migrations, as in Morocco, or were established as a result of migrations, as in France, the older institutions that adapted slightly continued to exist, mostly congregations which remained localistic, serving the immediately private needs of individual families and not able to go beyond that.
That Sephardic attitude, which is typically Mediterranean, runs against the grain of the Ashkenazi pattern where people have to declare their religious ideology and form of religious behavior to fit into one community or another within Orthodoxy as well as between Orthodox and non-Orthodox.
www.jcpa.org /dje/articles3/sephardic.htm   (4621 words)

 Sephardic and Ashkenazic Passover / Pesach Differences
Sephardic - The term Sephardic is derived from the ancient Biblical name "Sepharad", which came to be associated with Spain.
Another Sephardic and Ashkenazic Passover difference is that the Sephardim add Kabbalistic meanings to each of the symbolic foods of Passover that are on the Passover seder plate, while the Ashkenazim do not.
The following describes the Sephardic arrangement of Passover food symbols on the Passover seder plate and their corresponding sefirah meaning on the kabbalistic tree of life for each of the 9 food symbols (3 matzot and the 6 other symbolic foods) and the Passover seder plate, which total 10 symbols for the 10 sefirot.
www.angelfire.com /pa2/passover/sephardicandashkenazicpassover.html   (3129 words)

 Sephardic Passover Customs and Traditions For Pesach
However, Sephardic families will use a variety of ingredients that reflect the cuisines of their country or community, or what is available in their community to make charoset.
Sephardic Passover Customs and Traditions #12: Passover Seder Plate - Moroccan Sephardic Jews will hold the Passover seder plate aloft and pass it over the heads of all those at the Passover seder table while announcing to each participant that they have left Egypt and are now free.
Sephardic Passover Customs and Traditions #23: Candle-lighting - Sephardic Jews usually light seven candles on the eve of each Passover seder, and this is traditionally done by the lady of the household.
www.angelfire.com /pa2/passover/sephardicpassovercustoms.html   (3712 words)

In the 1950's and 1960's, tens of thousands of Sephardic Jews fled from North Africa and other countries in the Middle East to settle in Israel, usually being forced by the Muslim authorities to leave behind most of their worldly possessions.
Sephardic grooms are honored with an aliyah to the Torah on the Shabbat after their wedding, whereas Ashkenazi grooms are called up to the Torah the Shabbat before the wedding.
Sephardic Torah scrolls are usually stored in a large wooden cylinder, which stands erect when opened.
www.us-israel.org /jsource/Judaism/Sephardim.html   (1930 words)

 Rizzolo Sephardic Jewish Family Webpage
Sephardic Jewish thought and culture was strongly influenced by Arabic and Greek philosophy and science.
Sephardic Jews have a different pronunciation of a few Hebrew vowels and one Hebrew consonant, though most Ashkenazim are adopting Sephardic pronunciation now because it is the pronunciation used in Israel.
Sephardic Jews have their own international language: Ladino, which was based on Spanish and Hebrew in the same way that Yiddish was based on German and Hebrew.
www.angelfire.com /la3/rizzolo   (6611 words)

 World Music Central - Sephardic music
Sephardic music comprises the songs, mainly ballads, romances (Hispanic narrative ballads) and wedding song lyrics, preserved by communities formed by the Jews expelled from the Iberian Peninsula at the end of the 15th century.
Instead, Sephardic music has adopted the melodies and rhythms of the various countries where the Sephardim settled in.
The Moroccan or “western” Sephardic traditions are not that close to the eastern/Greek/Turkish traditions.
www.worldmusiccentral.org /staticpages/index.php/sephardic   (401 words)

 Virtual Tour | Sephardic Jews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Sephardic Jews are descendants of Spanish Jews expelled by the rulers of Spain and Portugal in 1492.
Between 1890 and 1924, about 30,000 Sephardic Jews from Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey had come to the United States and settled in New York City.
Likewise, Sephardic Jews already living in the United States found that they had little in common with the recent arrivals and thus dismissed the newcomers as "Orientals".
www.tenement.org /vt_consephardim.html   (214 words)

 Oral Literature of the Sephardic Jews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Sephardic ballads are very much a part of the Pan-Hispanic ballad tradition and they cannot be studied in isolation.
Here is a Sephardic ballad of medieval origin—sung in both branches of the Judeo-Spanish tradition, as well as in Castilian-, Galician-, and Catalan-speaking areas of Spain, in northern Portugal, and in Mexico and Argentina (RPI S4).
Some Sephardic folktales were surely taken into exile from the Hispanic homeland, but, surely again, the tradition was also greatly enriched by the diverse Eastern Mediterranean traditions with which the Jews were inevitably in daily contact.
www.sephardifolklit.org /flsj/sjjs/orallit/Oral_Lit_Sephardic.html   (8799 words)

 In a Vegetarian Kitchen | A Sephardic Passover Seder
For instance, Sephardic tradition permits the use of legumes and grains that are not permitted in the Ashkenazic tradition, with the exception of wheat.
Haroset is a spread for matzo made from fruit, nuts and wine; it symbolizes the mortar used by the Jewish slaves to build ancient Egyptian cities.
Sephardic harosets are made in various ways, but usually contain dates.
www.vegkitchen.com /sephardic.html   (837 words)

 Sephardic Studies and Culture
Utilizing expert opinions such as those by the late Sephardic scholar Daniel Elazar, the author upholds a popular academic and religious point of view that Sephardim--are those who follow the religious rite and laws which are outlined in the Babylonian Talmud and the Shuklan Arukh, the Code of Jewish Law.
While “Sephardic Genealogy: Discovering Your Sephardic Ancestry and Their World” documents the existing sources where one potentially may obtain data, the genealogical professional may be left looking for a slightly deeper examination of each of these sources.
Written at a time when Sephardic genealogy is quite popular, this book will fill a vacuum which has existed since the Internet helped develop the explosive growth of researching ones family tree.
www.sefarad.org /publication/kore/033/html/page7.html   (825 words)

 SefardSIG Sephardic genealogy Howto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Sephardic family names do suggest kinship, though the common ancestral link may have lived 5 or 600 years earlier..
Researchers of Sephardic genealogy also need to be aware of the differences in child naming patterns among Sephardim and Ashkenazim.
An interesting example of the value of Sephardic ketubot can be found in my description of the Sephardic "Grana" community from Leghorn that settled in Tunis in the 16th century.
www.jewishgen.org /sefardSIG/howto.HTM   (2199 words)

 KlezmerShack: Sephardic (Judeo-Spanish) Music from Salonika, a review by Steve Fischbach
The word "Sephardic" is derived from the Hebrew word for Spain, "Sepharad," home to a vibrant Jewish community since at least the days of the Roman Empire.
Migrating Sephardic Jews sought refuge throughout the Mediterranean basin, and large numbers found a safe haven in the lands ruled by the Ottoman Empire.
Sephardic Jews poured into Salonika in the wake of the Spanish Inquisition, increasing Salonika's Jewish population from 2,000 Romaniote Jews (Greek speaking Jews) to eleven times that amount (22,000).
www.klezmershack.com /articles/fischbach/salonika/fischbach.salonika.html   (1047 words)

 Ashkenazim Embrace Sephardic Fare in Latest Cooking Craze
And while the Sephardic community has been eating this way for thousands of years, only recently are Ashkenazi Jews discovering its spicy, diverse and healthful appeal.
Literally, the word "Sephardic"— from the biblical word "Sepharad," meaning Spain — refers to the descendants of Jews who were expelled from Spain and Portugal, many of whom settled in Turkey and the Balkans.
Today, according to Esme Berg, director of Sephardic House, the cultural division of the American Sephardic Foundation, there are an estimated 250,000 Sephardim in the U.S., nearly 9% of the American Jewish population.
www.alfassa.com /fare.html   (1210 words)

 The Simpsons Archive: "Sephardic Tradition and 'The Simpsons' Connections"
The Sephardic Tradition encompasses the culture of the Jews who descended from Spain prior to the expulsion in 1492.
This Sephardic tradition is kept alive in Lisa Simpson, the brilliant and talented middle child of the Simpson family.
The Sephardic tradition has come a long way from the days of the Inquisition, where people had to hide their roots, to today's modern culture, where it is ubiquitous.
www.snpp.com /other/papers/kb.paper.html   (3705 words)

 Sephardic Song   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Moroccan Sephardic women are skilled in the piercing ululation they call barwala or youyou (also common in African and Middle Eastern cultures, and as well in certain regions of Spain).
Sephardic music -in fact, pan-Sephardic music, not only Judeo-Spanish -is primarily vocal: instruments, when they are used, are played to accompany songs.
Generally, Sephardic men played both local percussion and melody instruments, while women usually sang unaccompanied in domestic contexts, and at weddings accompanied their singing with tambourines and sometimes other percussion instruments.
www.wzo.org.il /en/resources/view.asp?id=1596   (3156 words)

 @LETTRINE = Sephardic genealogical research
Mizrahi is a common Sephardic name found from Morocco to Greece, to Turkey, to Syria, Iran and every place on the road to and from the old Silk Caravan Route.
The problem with finding the origins of Sephardic names is that many Sephardim took their names from varying sources at different times.
In Spain, contact the Sephardic Museum in Toledo or the ?Ministryof Culture, Ministerio de Cultura, Museo Sefardi, Toledo, Sinagoga del Transito, Ministerio de Cultura, No. I.P.O. The Association of Friends of the Sephardic Museum in Spain is restoring the buildings and researching genealogy.
www.sefarad.org /publication/lm/010/cardoza.html   (1543 words)

 Sephardic Home
Rehabilitation at The Sephardic Home offers residents the individualized attention and treatment by staff who work as a team to develop the most effective treatment for each resident.
Not only is rehabilitation offered in the spacious and sunny rehab area, but therapists follow-up and work with residents in their rooms to help them with recovery every step of the way.
The Sephardic Home is pleased to have affiliations with several quality home health care companies to assist short-term residents after discharge.
www.sephardichome.org /sephardic/pr2.html   (295 words)

 Recipe Software and Books: The Sephardic Table : The Vibrant Cooking of the Mediterranean Jews,
Sephardic Jews include those who left Spain during the Inquisition in 1492 and the people in Jewish communities where the Babylonian Talmud is followed.
The Sephardic Table grew, in part, from Twena's efforts to bond with her conservative mother-in-law, who guarded her territory so jealously that it took Twena months just to be allowed in the kitchen.
Beginning with her husband's extended family, she went on to interview members of the Sephardic community (the term for Jews with ancient roots in Spain), persuading them to open their kitchens to her and divulge their coveted recipes.
www.primasoft.com /recipes/cuisine/cooking_Indian_book_092.htm   (539 words)

 Sephardic Jews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Spanish Jews are called Sephardic after Sepharad, mentioned in verse 20 of Obadiah, a short book at the end of the Old Testament dealing with the fall of Sela, now called Petra.
The Sephardic Jews prospered in Spain until their expulsion in 1492, when many of the fled to North Africa.
Gibrtaltar remained part of Spain until the Treaty of Utrecht (1713), So any Sephardic Jews there today must descend from immigrants, primarily from North Africa Spain seized Melilla in 1497 and Ceuta in 1580 They are administratively part of the Spanish province of Málaga.
www.stanford.edu /group/wais/Religion/religion_sephardicjews7403.html   (211 words)

 Last Century of a Sephardic Community - The Jews of Monastir, 1839-1943.
For nearly 40 years the Foundation for the Advancement of Sephardic Studies and Culture (FASSAC) has been dedicated to preserving and promoting the centuries-old culture of the Sephardim of Turkey, Greece, the Balkans, Europe and the U.S. Origins of the Foundation
The FASSAC was founded in 1965 to renew and preserve Sephardic culture, and its founding members included some of the leading figures of the Sephardic community.
In 1980, the Foundation was co-publisher of Studies in Sephardic Culture: The David N. Barocas Memorial Volume.
www.sephardicstudies.org /publisher.html   (386 words)

 Judith R. Cohen : A short bibliography of Sephardic Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Their vocals are mostly successful in their imitation of Sephardic male vocal style, though the singing is occasionally somewhat strained; similarly, the instrumentals are good, but at times overworked.
Sephardic songs in Judeo-Spanish and some in Hebrew, related traditional songs from the Sephardic diaspora, including medieval Iberia; Yiddish, Balkan, French Canada; Cohen and teen-aged daughter base repertoire on fieldwork and study.
So one can speak of the "Sephardic romancero" which in turn is part of the "pan-Hispanic romancero", but any given example is a "romance" - one wouldn't say that one's grandmother sang a lot of "romancero"'s, for example, but that she sang several romance's from, say, the Salonica or the Tetuan romancero.
www.klezmershack.com /articles/cohen_j/cohen_j.sephardicbiblio.html   (6467 words)

 FORWARD : FastForward   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Sephardic music combines lilting melodies in minor keys played on stringed instruments, usually guitar or oud, along with hand drums and flute.
Traditional Sephardic music always had its champions, but the lithe melodies of the oud and the dancing rhythms of the hand drums remained outside the American Jewish mainstream until the 1990s.
Returning to the United States, she combined the Sephardic and other exotic music styles she studied with lyrics in Hebrew and sometimes Yiddish, and recently with English lyrics about her spiritual quest.
www.forward.com /issues/2003/03.03.07/fast2.html   (981 words)

 Sephardic genealogy at Sephardim.com
The subject of this forum is the research of Sephardic, Anusim and Converso genealogy and related history.
Sephardic names were well developed in Aragon by the year 1213.
Only those names that were identified as Sephardic Jews or descendant from Sephardic Jews or in some cases, new Christians that married into Sephardic families are listed here.
www.sephardim.com   (3579 words)

 KlezmerShack: Judith Cohen's Travels through the Sephardic World, a review by Steve Fischbach
The language spoken by Sephardic Jews was Judeo-Spanish, a language comparable to Yiddish (Yiddish, being a Judaized version of primarily German).
These songs remained in Sephardic communities after Jews were expelled from the Iberian Peninsula, and remained on the peninsula in communities of Crypto-Jews and their descendents.
Before describing the many fine Sephardic songs on this CD, it is important to note at the outset that Judith does not believe in performing these songs with a large ensemble.
www.klezmershack.com /articles/fischbach/cohen/fischbach.cohen.html   (1023 words)

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