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Sepharad
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Since the Middle Ages, the Jews living in al-Andalus called this region, and later all of Christian Spain, by the name of the biblical land Sepharad. After their expulsion from the Iberian peninsula between 1492 and 1497, they primarily settled in Western Europe, the Mediterranean area, and the Ottoman Empire, where, over the course of time, t…

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Ray, Jonathan, “Sepharad”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 04 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0797>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20221116



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