As awareness to the needs and opportunities around issues of Jewish diversity become more visible and prioritized in mainstream Jewish life, Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews are ironically, yet unsurprisingly, left on the margins – understudied and frequently misunderstood. While recent Jewish demographic studies could have collected valuable information about Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewish identity, questions directly related to Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews, have been excluded from most surveys.
The experiences and identities of of Mizrahi and Sephardi Jews are extremely diverse and can’t easily be categorized into one singular expression of race. While there are certainly many Mizrahi and Sephardic jews who identify as people of color, until empirical data is collected and studied the question remains allusive and unanswered.

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