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you are seeking an accurate description of who the Sephardic Jews
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credit the ISFSP:
Jews have been erroneously been described as almost "any"
Jews which are not Ashkenazi, meaning descendant from Eastern
Europe and Asia such as Russia. This is a politically correct
term, but it is not an accurate one and thus should not be perpetuated.
A more accurate statement would read more like the following:
are the Sephardim?
Sephardic Jews make up the second largest division of the
Jewish population. The Sephardim have their historic roots
in Spain, Portugal, North Africa as well as Mesopotamia and
Arabia. They developed and shared common religious and cultural
bonds with their fellow co-religionists from the Iberian/North
African Atlantic seaboard to the eastern portion of the Fertile
Crescent for at least the last 1,500 years. Sephardim have
developed and possess a shared relationship based upon unique
religious traditions, collective ideals, customs and ethnicity.
Sephardic Jews inhabit all corners of the earth, with large
populations living in North and South America as well as France,
Turkey and Israel. Smaller populations exist in Amsterdam,
Britain and Greece.