Transnational identity and Miami sephardim

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Abstract

During the 1970s, there was a popular USA TV show called All in the Family. One day a friend asked Archie Bunker, the main character, about another friend, "the Hebe," whom he had not seen for a while in his New York neighborhood. Archie answered: "He's gone to the 'Promised Land.'" "Oh," the friend replied, "the Hebe's gone to Israel." "No," Archie snapped back, "the Hebe's gone to Miami Beach." Between 1960 and 1972, the Jewish population in Florida grew three times faster than the general population. In Southeast Florida (Palm Beach-Broward-Miami- Dade counties), the Jewish population grew from 52,000 in 1950 to 496,000 by 1980.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationContemporary Sephardic Identity in the Americas
Subtitle of host publicationAn Interdisciplinary Approach
PublisherSyracuse University Press
Pages124-140
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9780815632726
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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