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It is likely that these communities originated several generations earlier in the aftermath of the conquest of Judea, and possible that they originated much earlier. As it was then, so it is today, as we shall soon see. They conquered the new world. Yosef is unrecognizable to Yehuda having been raised an Egyptian for so many years. They also spoke Judeo-Arabic in a majority of cases.

Malbim teaches us that according to rabbinic tradition this prophecy of Yechezkel is actually referring to two meshichim, not one. In its most basic form, this broad religious definition of a Sephardi refers to any Jew, of any ethnic background, who follows the customs and traditions of Sepharad.

They are in fact, the remnant of the house of Judah. The Jews from the Muslim south were not entirely secure in their northward migrations, however. The Radak Rabbi David Kimchi says the same. He appeared to be cruel, demanding, and unreasonable. This man was a Grecian by birth, but who had been given a kingdom in Spain.

The thorough adoption of Arabic greatly facilitated the assimilation of Jews into Arabic culture Dan, p. In many ways life had come full circle for the Sephardim of al-Andalus. The majority of Latin documentation regarding Jews during this period refers to their landed property, fields, and vineyards Ashtor, pp. Both Muslim and Catholic sources tell us that Jews provided valuable aid to the invaders.

This effectively ended all agricultural activity

During the Spanish Inquisition, there were so many Jews in Spain that they forced them to become Catholics or die. This effectively ended all agricultural activity for the Jews of Spain.

One might speculate that commerce conducted by Jewish emissaries, merchants, craftsmen, or other tradesmen among the Semitic Tyrean Phoenicians might have brought them to Tarshish. Well, Ephraim and Manasseh were part Egyptian, yet Israel said, let my name be on them. So Sanchez expanded the effort to include Latinos throughout the state.

During the Spanish Inquisition there