1.14.2005

Sephardic Jews


Juan Cole has a great link today to an article by a lady named Ella Habiba Shohat who is an Iraqi, an Arab, and a Jew.

I like to read how the three main religions, Christianity, Muslim and Jew have lived alongside each other over the centuries and this is a particularily interesting article. I had never realized how the creation of Israel and the influx of westernized Jews affected the original Jewish people in the middle east. You think the European Jews feel out of place after landing in the middle of Islamic territory, what about the other Jews who had gotten along pretty well in the area for centuries only to have that all screwed up by the unpopular appearance of their cousins?

What a crazy world we live in, somebody's always gettin' the shaft.



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