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Selected Bibliography

Alhadeff (Charles) interview. University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections. OHC0004

Angel, Marc D. The Jews of Rhodes: The History of a Sephardic Community. New York: Sepher Hermon Press, Inc. and the Union of Sephardic Congregations, 1998.

Azose (Solomon) interview. University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections. OHC1049

Behar (Elazar) interview, 1982. University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections. OHC0173

Benveniste, Irvine. Interview on May 14, 1972, #2. Rhodes Jewish Museum.

Calvo, (Fortuna) interview. University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections. OH0009

Dobrinsky, Herbert C. A Treasury of Sephardic Laws and Customs: The Ritual Practices of Syrian, Moroccan, Judeo-Spanish and Spanish and Portuguese Jews of North America. New York: Ktav Publishing, 1986. 

Gaguine, Shem Tov. Keter Shem Tov. Ramsgate, England, 1934. Reprint, Jerusalem: Israel, 1998.

Levy, Isaac Jack, Rosemary Zumwalt. Ritual Medical Lore of Sephardic Women: Sweetening the Spirits, Healing the Sick. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2001.

Maimon, Bension. Albert S. Maimon and Eugene Norman, eds. The Beauty of Sephardic Life: Scholarly, Humorous & Personal Reflections. Seattle: MaimonIdeas Publishing, 1993.

Molho, Michael. Alfred A. Zara, trans., Robert Bedford, ed. Traditions and Customs of the Sephardic Jews of Salonica. New York: Foundation for the Advancement of Sephardic Studies and Culture, 1994.

Morgenstern Liessner, Omi. “Jewish Women's Naming Rites and the Rights of Jewish Women Author.” Nashim: A Journal of Jewish Women's Studies & Gender Issues, No. 4, Feminist Interpretations of Rabbinic Literature (Fall, 5762/2001), pp. 140-177.

Naar, Devin. Jewish Salonica: Between the Ottoman Empire and Modern Greece. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2016.

Naar, Devin. "Fashioning the "Mother of Israel": The Ottoman Jewish Historical Narrative and the Image of Jewish Salonica." Jewish History 28, no. 3.4. 2014. 

Sabar, Shalom. “Decorated Ketubot” in Sephardi Jews in the Ottoman Empire: Aspects of Material Culture. Ed. Esther Juhasz. The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1990. 

Sabar, Shalom. The Beginnings and Flourishing of Ketubbah Illustration in Italy: A Study in Popular Imagery and Jewish Patronage During the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles, 1987. 

Scharhon, Morris. Alan Scharhon, ed. A Time to Weep: A Guide to Bereavement Based on the Customs of the Seattle Sephardic Community. Seattle.

Siegel, Sharon R. “Jewish Welcoming Ceremonies for Newborn Girls: The Modern Development of a Feminist Ritual.” Modern Judaism, Vol. 32, No. 3. October 2012, pp. 335-358.