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And keep sending postcards along the way. Many families also invite guests for dinner and for lunch. But if you adopt a secular approach to Judaism, then you can (by no means easily, but certainly effectively and with a lot of effort) assimilate into Judaism. They eventually found a homeland in Israel marked with the milestones of establishing a kingly dynasty, a capital in Jerusalem, and a temple. Maintaining close connections with their brethren elsewhere in the Mediterranean, their numbers were periodically reinforced from other parts of the Sephardic world, just as they also migrated elsewhere in response to opportunity.

Pages: 212

Publisher: The Jewish Publication Society (November 1999)

ISBN: 0827606958

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