Ashkenazim and Sephardim: Their Relations, Differences and Problems as Reflected in the Rabbinical Responsa

ZIMMELS, Rabbi Dr. H. J.

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Foreword by Chief Rabbi Israel Brodie. Topics include: relations between Ashkenazim and Sephardim; from the earliest times to the death of Maimonides; emigration of R. Asher b. Yehiel from Germany; R. Asher and his family in Spain; the last century of the Jews in Spain; expulsion of the Jews from the Iberian Peninsula; publication of Isserles's Glosses; foundation of the "Science of Judaism;" World War II; establishment of Israel; differences between Ashkenazim and Sephardim in pronunciation, Hebrew characters, liturgy, poetry, approach to Talmud, laws and customs, strictness, etc; selecton of responsa on questions relating to differences eg. formation and maintenance of communities, pronunciation of Hebrew, dietary laws, liturgy, etc. Index.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1958
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Very good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: Yes
  • Jacket Condition: Good
  • Details:
    Jews' College Publications New Series No. 2. xiv, [2], 347 p. 23 cm. Navy cloth hardcover in mylar-covered powder blue dustjacket. A wrinkle to cloth at lower front. Jacket somewhat soiled with chipped upper spine.