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).

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).

Kurdish Jews in Rawanduz, northern Iraq, 1905. Mizrahi Jews or Mizrahim (Hebrew: מזרחים‎), also referred to as Adot HaMizrach (עֲדוֹת-הַמִּזְרָח) (Communities of the East; Mizrahi Hebrew: ʿAdot(h) Ha(m)Mizraḥ), are Jews descended from local Jewish communities of the Middle East (as opposed to those from Europe). The term Mizrahi is most commonly used in Israel to refer to Jews who trace their roots back to Muslim-majority countries.

Kurdish Jews in Rawanduz, northern Iraq, 1905. Mizrahi Jews or Mizrahim (Hebrew: מזרחים‎), also referred to as Adot HaMizrach (עֲדוֹת-הַמִּזְרָח) (Communities of the East; Mizrahi Hebrew: ʿAdot(h) Ha(m)Mizraḥ), are Jews descended from local Jewish communities of the Middle East (as opposed to those from Europe). The term Mizrahi is most commonly used in Israel to refer to Jews who trace their roots back to Muslim-majority countries.

Sephardic, Ashkenazic, Mizrahi Jews: Jewish Ethnic Diversity - My Jewish Learning

Sephardic, Ashkenazic, Mizrahi Jews: Jewish Ethnic Diversity - My Jewish Learning

Lost Ten Tribes / Ten Lost Tribes: Arab Jews, Mizrahi Jews, Palestinians, Berber Jews & their other Israelitish Relatives in the Greater Middle East & Vicinity 1

Lost Ten Tribes / Ten Lost Tribes: Arab Jews, Mizrahi Jews, Palestinians, Berber Jews & their other Israelitish Relatives in the Greater Middle East & Vicinity 1

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).

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).

Yemenite Jewish man blowing a Shofar, 1947. (Wikipedia)

Yemenite Jewish man blowing a Shofar, 1947. (Wikipedia)

I'm a Mizrahi Jew. Do I Count as a Person of Color? - Opinion – Forward.com

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

I'm a Mizrahi Jew. Do I Count as a Person of Color? - Opinion – Forward.com

Sephardic, Ashkenazic, Mizrahi Jews: Jewish Ethnic Diversity - My Jewish Learning

Sephardic, Ashkenazic, Mizrahi Jews: Jewish Ethnic Diversity - My Jewish Learning

Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews in America: The Jewish Role in American Life

Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews in America: The Jewish Role in American Life (Hardcover)

Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews in America: The Jewish Role in American Life

Sephardic, Ashkenazic, Mizrahi and Ethiopian Jews | My Jewish Learning

Sephardic, Ashkenazic, Mizrahi and Ethiopian Jews | My Jewish Learning

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