The Special Character of Sephardi Tolerance

By Daniel J. Elazar

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), 1988

The author explains that Sephardim pride themselves on the fact that there has been no religious reformation in their experience to divide Orthodox and Liberal Jews. He argues that historically there was little segregation between Jews and non-Jews, which prevented the development of an isolationist spirit among Sephardim. The author outlines the Sephardic method of education as reflective of balance and proportion in its combination of limudei kodesh (study of sacred texts) with limudei khol (general studies).

Topic: Curriculum, Culture, Mizrahi Jews, Unity

Name of Publication: Daniel Elazar On-line Library

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Language: English

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Elazar, Daniel J. The Special Character of Sephardi Tolerance. Daniel Elazar On-line Library. Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA). 1988:


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