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De-Orientalizing Sephardic Music – Part I
Books & Media, Culture

De-Orientalizing Sephardic Music – Part I

The jewel case cover of the 2016 recording by a well-respected baroque orchestra is indeed evocative. A panorama of mosques rises out of the sand of medieval Cairo in earthy tones and we see the outlines of covered Muslim women carrying ceramic vessels on their heads as they disappear into a dusty sunset. Faux-Arabic letters…

On Republishing the Works of Sephardic Scholars
Books & Media, Culture, Opinion

On Republishing the Works of Sephardic Scholars

Before the demise of the Jewish communities of the Middle East and Mediterranean regions in the middle of the twentieth century, their migration away from their countries of origin, and their resettlement in the West and Israel, the Sephardic ḥakhamim and intellectuals produced an immense literature that spanned the whole range of traditional Jewish learning:…

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