CFP: International Sephardic Journal (1/10/05; journal issue)

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International Sephardic Journal

Volume 2. No. 1 Spring 2005

September 28, 2004 - The International Society for Sephardic Progress is =
welcoming submissions for Volume 2. of its official publication, the =
International Sephardic Journal, a multi-disciplinary refereed =
publication featuring scholarly works related to Sephardim (the =
descendants of the Jews of historic Spain, Portugal, North Africa and =
the Levant {including the former Ottoman Empire} who share common =
religious and cultural bonds). The International Sephardic Journal, =
winner of the prestigious 2004-2005 Fromer Award for "potential =
significant impact on the Jewish community", is the only refereed =
publication in the world dedicated to Sephardic Jewry.

All interested scholars, rabbis, and professionals, including university =
students and independent researchers, are invited to submit papers. =
Proposed topics may include, but are not limited to: Sephardic/Mizrahi =
history, culture, language, religion (halakhot, minhagim), Diaspora, =
biographies, Sephardic life and experience in the Americas, Europe, Asia =
or Africa. Topics related to Anusim and crypto-Jewish populations, as =
well as Sephardic interaction with non-Jewish communities are also =

In addition, contemporary topics such as modern Sephardic society, =
politics, religion, psychology, and science related to Sephardim will be =
considered. The International Sephardic Journal also welcomes =
first-person memoirs of the Sephardic experience for its "Portals to the =
Past" section, and book reviews of current publications relating to =
Sephardic life, culture, or religion.=20

Submissions may be made by e-mail, please visit the website for the =
email address. Please include name, institutional affiliation (if =
applicable), address, phone number, e-mail address, paper title, and =
short abstract in the body of the e-mail. Attach the article, in MS Word =
format. The deadline for submissions is January 10, 2005.

Although based in the United States, the ISFSP is an advocacy =
organization representing Sephardim internationally. It functions to =
produce high quality Jewish educational projects and publications which =
will help teach the public about the vibrant Sephardic Jewish =
communities, past and present.=20

Submission Guidelines may be found at


Shelomo Alfassa
Executive Director
International Society for Sephardic Progress

Publisher of the International Sephardic Journal

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