Le Coup de Sirocco

The Sephardi Presence in Contemporary France

in European Judaism
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  • 1 Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
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A high point for numerous Jewish visitors to Paris remains a casual stroll along the Rue des Rosiers in the Marais district. For the better part of a century, this winding medieval street has represented the symbolic core of the Parisian Jewish community and, indeed, of all of French Jewry. Promenading along the dank, dimly lite street, one proceeds past a parade of shops that not only serve the sundry needs of the Jewish community but also provide intriguing clues to certain historical and sociological dimensions of that community.