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Sephardi

Se·phar·di / səˈfärdē/ • n. (pl. -phar·dim / -ˈfärdim; -ˌfärˈdēm/ ) a Jew of Spanish or Portuguese descent. They retain their own distinctive customs and rituals, preserving Babylonian Jewish traditions rather than the Palestinian ones of the Ashkenazim. Compare with Ashkenazi. ∎  any Jew of the Middle East or North Africa. DERIVATIVES: Se·phar·dic / -dik/ adj.

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Sephardi

Sephardi a Jew of Spanish or Portuguese descent. They retain their own distinctive dialect of Spanish (Ladino), customs, and rituals, preserving Babylonian Jewish traditions rather than the Palestinian ones of the Ashkenazim. The name is modern Hebrew, from sĕp̄āraḏ, a country mentioned in Obadiah 20 (‘the captivity of Jerusalem, which is in Sepharad’) and taken to be Spain.

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