Sefardic, Sephardi, Sefardi, Sefaradi, Sepharadi
- Jews whose ancestors came from the Iberian Peninsula before the Jewish expulsion
- "The customs of Sephardic Jews differ in many ways from those of Ashkenazi Jews."
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, English
from ספרד sefarád 'medieval Spain'
Who Uses This
Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)
The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
Sometimes used more broadly to refer to all non-Ashkenazim, though there are in fact other non-Ashkenazi groups.
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