In Hebrew it is called
Sepharad . What country is
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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
No one knows exactly where
Sepharad is, but the rabbis associated it with Spain.
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