1. a Jew who is of Spanish or Portuguese or North African descent
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How To Use Sephardi In A Sentence

  • Sephardic Jews spoke Arabic, too, but inside the community, their language was Judezmo, a Jewish language based on Spanish, with a written form called Ladino.
  • The wooden canopied bimah was not in the middle of the shul, but - in Sephardic fashion - just to the right of the entrance doorway.
  • Indeed, ‘No Seas Capritchioza’ and ‘Kadife’, two of the songs included here, have lyrics in Ladino, the Sephardic language.
  • Feeling more at home in the Muslim world of Spain, North Africa and the Middle East, Sephardim such as Maimonides took up the challenge of that new civilization, a civilization best characterized by the term "religious humanism," and produced an efflorescent literature that was matched by an economic dynamism that in the early modern period extended its reach into Holland, England, and Italy. David Shasha: Collateral Damage: Jewish Fratricide and the Demonizing of Córdoba
  • Sephardic culture was diasporic, indeed, all the more so because it formed from a previous diaspora, necessitated by the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem in 70 ce.
  • Here Nitin Sawhney goes flamenco, Israel's Yasmin Levy sings in Ladino, the nearly-extinct language of the Sephardic Jews - and Salif Keita goes back to Mali and his Mandinka roots.
  • But about three years ago, a group of Ashkenazi parents, who said they followed stricter religious practices than some of the Sephardim, set up a separate educational track within the school, called the Hasidic track. NYT > Global Home
  • In this version, Professor Henry Higgins teaches Eliza Doolittle how to pronounce /r/ ‘properly', i.e. as the Hebrew alveolar trill [r] (characteristic of Sephardic Jews, who happen to have been socially disadvantaged) rather than as the Israeli unique lax uvular approximant [®′] (characteristic of Ashkenazic Jews, who have usually controlled key positions in society). HEBREW OR ISRAELI?
  • The interior remains faithful to the traditional Sephardic liturgy, with the congregation seated face to face and the Rabbi standing on the bimah opposite the Ark.
  • In addition, the Ashkenazic Jews speak Yiddish, which is a peculiarly Eastern European mixture of German and Hebrew, while the Sephardic Jews speak Ladino.
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