Religion: Sephardic Jews

U. S. Jewry scarcely took notice when, last week in Manhattan, the Union of Sephardic Congregations held its second annual meeting. Ail Jewry is divided into two groups—the Ashkenazim and Sephardim. Of the latter there are comparatively few left in the world. Yet once the Sephardim were the most powerful Jews on earth.

That was when the Moors governed Spain and, like Moslems elsewhere, made no religious, cultural or economic discriminations against Jews. While the Ashkenazic (German) Jews of northern and eastern Europe were scuttling from one...

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