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A Guide to Jewish Studies: Geographical Identities

A guide to Jewish Studies created by Allison James '22 and Abe Nemon.

Geographical Identities

Although the land of Israel is often identified as the Jewish homeland, today Jewish communities can be found throughout the world. Some of the broad geographical groupings of Jewish people include the Ashkenazim, who come from Central and Eastern Europe; the Sephardim, who have historical roots in Andalusian Spain but whose communities in more recent times have been concentrated in the North Africa and the Mediterranean; and Mizrahi Jews, who have resided for centuries in communities ranging from Ethiopia to the Levant to China.

Ashkenazim

Sephardim

African & African-American Jews

Middle Eastern / Mizrahi Jews

American Jews

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