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# Kurdish Jewish Women in Northern Iraq 1905 Mizrahi Jews From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Mizrahi Jews (יהדות מזרח Yahadut Mizrah) Total population 4,000,000 (estimate) Regions with significant populations Israel 3,100,000 [1] France 40

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In 1945 about 1 million Jews lived in Jewish communities in Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Libya, Morocco, Syria & Yemen. Many of these communities predated Islam.From 1947-1948 Jews were persecuted in the Arab Middle East. Between 1948-1972, 820,000 became refugees. 200,000 settled in Europe & U.S., while 586,000 moved to Israel.

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Jews of Libya ~ The use of the term Mizrahi can be somewhat controversial. Before the establishment of the state of Israel, Mizrahi Jews did not identify themselves as a separate ethnic subgroup. Instead, Mizrahi Jews generally characterized themselves as Sephardi, because they follow the traditions of Sephardic Judaism (although with some differences among the minhagim of the particular communities).

from The Forward

I'm a Mizrahi Jew. Do I Count as a Person of Color?

Eye of the Beholder: Sigal Samuel has been considered white and non-white, depending on who's looking.

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