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Non-Jewish Origins of Sephardic Jews Paul Wexler

Non-Jewish Origins of Sephardic Jews

Paul Wexler

Published February 1st 1996
ISBN : 9780791427958
Hardcover
321 pages
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Based on the premise that Jewish languages such as Judeo- Arabic, Ladino, and Yiddish offer crucial clues to ethnic origins, Wexler (linguistics, Tel-Aviv U.) challenges the prevailing view that Sephardic Jewry originated in Spain, asserting thatMoreBased on the premise that Jewish languages such as Judeo- Arabic, Ladino, and Yiddish offer crucial clues to ethnic origins, Wexler (linguistics, Tel-Aviv U.) challenges the prevailing view that Sephardic Jewry originated in Spain, asserting that they were in fact descended from Berber proselytes. The author finds remnants of this North African Ber