The Territories of Memory: Sefarad and Ashkenaz as Sites of Flourishing, Destruction and Identity

By Liliana R. Feierstein

JDC International Centre for Community Development, October 2, 2005

The author examines the physically non-existent border between what is known as Ashkenaz and Sefarad. She outlines a number of similarities between the two cultures, which include key historical events such as the Golden Age, the Spanish Inquisition, and exile. To deepen this analysis, the author explores the implications of belonging to a cultural minority, the importance of cultural memory, and the significance of the boundary in Jewish tradition.

Topic: History, Culture, Pluralism, Demography

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Europe

Language: English

Copyright Holder: AJDC Paris

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Bibliographic Information:
Feierstein, Liliana R. The Territories of Memory: Sefarad and Ashkenaz as Sites of Flourishing, Destruction and Identity. JDC International Centre for Community Development. 2 October 2005: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3779


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