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Publication Date: January 2005

Publisher(s): Association for Jewish Studies; Association for Jewish Studies

Author(s): Harvey Goldberg; Harvey Goldberg

Series: AJS Perspectives: The Newsletter of the Association for Jewish Studies, Spring 2005, pp.8-10.

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Sephardic Jews; Mizrahi Jews; Judaic Studies; History

Type: Report


The author surveys recent trends in the study of Sephardic and Middle Eastern Jewish communities, referencing a number of specific recent works. Topics of inquiry discussed include the colonial contexts of Eastern Jewries, the cultural and religious contexts of these communities, and the history of relations between Ashkenazi and Eastern Jewries.