Argentina
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Most of the immigration of Sephardi and Mizraḥi   Jews to Argentina took place between the end of the nineteenth century and the 1930s, although small numbers continued to arrive until the 1960s. Jews from Morocco came first, followed by Syrian Jews, and Jews from the Ottoman Empire; much smaller numbers arrived from Jerusalem, Bulgaria, Italy, and Samarqand. In contrast with the Ashkenazim, whose immigration was often facilitated by organizational and philanthropic supporters, their immigration was individual, and was mostly driven by economic and p…

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Adriana M. Brodsky, “Argentina”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 23 June 2017
First published online: 2010



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