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In Hebrew it is called Sepharad . What country is it?




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Answer: Spain

Thus a Jew of Spanish or Portuguese descent is called a Sephardi; two of them are Sephardim; and they are described as sephardic. Note that the word is only mentioned once in the Bible: Obadiah 1:20 - And the captivity of this host of the children of Israel, that are among the Canaanites, even unto Zarephath, and the captivity of Jerusalem, that is in Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the South.

No one knows exactly where Sepharad is, but the rabbis associated it with Spain.


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