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,
The Book ofthe Kuzari ofYehudah Halevi
,
Libro de
las generaciones, The Book ofYashar, Maimonides'sGuidefor the Per­
plexed
, and
The Ladino Pentateuch.
1992
saw the publication of two extremely useful collections of
essays by scholars acknowledged to be masters in their respective
fields. Elie Kedourie edited
Spain and theJews: The Sephardi Expe­
rience 1492 andAfter,1
containing essays by Angus Mackay on “The
Jews in Spain during the Middle Ages,” Eleazar Gutwirth on “To­
wards Expulsion: 1391
-
1492
,”
Henry Kamen on “The Expulsion:
Purpose and Consequence,” Haim Beinart, “The Conversos and
their Fate,”Moshe Idel on “Religion, Thought and Attitudes: the
Impact of the Expulsion on the Jews,”John Lynch on “Spain after
the Expulsion,” Aron Rodrigue on “The Sephardim in the Otto­
man Empire,”Jonathan Israel on “The Sephardim in the Nether­
lands,” and Aubrey Newman on “The Sephardim in England.”
More on point for our subject is
Sephardim in theAmericas: Stud­
ies in Culture andHistory.
Appearing first as the Summer 1992
issue
of
American Jewish Archives
, the book was published in hardback
the following year.8 Edited by Martin A. Cohen and Abraham J.
Peck, the collection includes essays by Cohen, “The Sephardic
Phenomenon: A Reappraisal; Rochelle Weinstein, “Stones of
Memory: Revelations from a Cemetery in Curasao;” Malcolm H.
Stern, “Portuguese Sephardim in the Americas;” Emma Fidanque
Levy, “The Fidanques: Symbols of the Continuity of the Sephardic
Tradition in America;”Allan Metz, “‘Those of the Hebrew Nation
. . . ’ The Sephardic Experience in Colonial Latin America;”Victor
C. Mirelman, “Sephardim in Latin America after Independence;”
Joseph M. Papo, “The Sephardim in North America in the Twen­
tieth Century;” Denah Lida, “Language of the Sephardim in Ang-
lo-America;” Israel J. Katz, “The Sacred and Secular Musical
Traditions of the Sephardic Jews in the United States;” Samuel G.
7. London: Thames and Hudson Ltd., 1992
8 . Tuscaloosa and London: University of Alabama Press and the American
Jewish Archives, 1993. An earlier book with a similar tide,
Sephardim in Twentieth
Century America
, by Joseph Papo, refers to the emigration o f eastern Sephardim
to the United States, and is not relevant to the present topic.