Sephardic Jews are from Spain and Portugal. Sephardic custom claims the original Jews in Spain were exiles spoken of in the Jewish book of Obadiah. “And the captivity of this host of the children of Israel, that are among the Canaanites, even unto Zarephath, and the captivity of Jerusalem, that is in Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the South.” Obadiah 1:20 But there is very little information about the lives of Jews in Spain until Visigothic Spanish kingdom that outlawed Judaism in seventh century. (“What does Sephardi Mean? Who Are the Sephardim??” , n.d.)

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