Introduction to Sephardic History


What is Sephardic History? It is the history of Jews whose forebears came from Spain and/or Portugal. Your librarian's family does not hail from Spain or Portugal but rather from Russia, Ukraine, Poland and Austria...which makes us Ashkenazi. The picture you see here is only a part of our extensive Sephardic library....there are more books on the shelves. I took an interest in Sephardic History many years ago after I read Simon Wiesenthal's wonderful book: SAILS OF HOPE: THE SECRET MISSION OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS. 


I am going to tell you more about this history on our website in a column titled:  

SEPHARDIC TID-BITS