Recent Scholarship on Eastern Jewries
Publication Date: January 2005
Series: AJS Perspectives: The Newsletter of the Association for Jewish Studies, Spring 2005, pp.8-10.
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Sephardic Jews; Mizrahi Jews; Judaic Studies; History
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.