PAN-SEPHARDIC BIBLIOGRAPHY

The bibliography on this page will deal with the intellectual works of the wider Sephardi world including important works about Sephardim and title's with a similar outlook. 

Table 1Pre-Inquisition Spain and Spanish Born Hahamim (and related titles)
Table 1.1Italy
Tabke 2Conversos
Table 3Balkans / South-Eastern Europe
Table 4Middle East & Israel
Table 4.1India & Asia
Table 5Literary Compilations
Table 6North Africa
Table 7Ashkenazi Writer's


Table 1: Pre-Inquisition Spain and Spanish Born Hahamim (and related titles)

This first table looks back to the Iberian peninsula and those writer's, many of them rabbis who were born there. The Jewish experience of Spain is often referred to as the Golden Age of Spain, a lengthy period of time which started to decline with the increased Catholic takeover of the peninsula and coming to a close with the edict of expulsion in 1492. This Golden Age has been contested by a number of Catholic apologists and non-Sephardic Jews whose ideas have unfortunately seeped into our communities. 

There were different schools of thought in Medieval Spain, including a school of thought introduced by the Franco-German rabbis and their students including Nachmanides and the ROSH. Eye witness accounts to the events in Spain claim that this school of thought undermined the Jewish community, especially with the use of PILPUL, which triggered division, a decline in scholarship, the use of practises forbidden by the Talmud and the beginning of the Converso phenomenon. This is documented in Jose Faur's book 'In the Shadow of History: Jews and Conversos at the Dawn of Modernity'. The following quote, describing the situation in Spain is from his book 'The Horizontal Society': 

"You should know, that we are (children) of those who had been banished from Catalonia, and we conduct ourselves in accordance (with the norms) followed by our ancestors, we continue these practices in the places that, because of our sins, we have been driven... And although the legal decisions [of their rabbis] are not commonly known, nonetheless, it would be improper to question the norms of their communities. Even though a particular custom may not be registered on any book we must assume that the norm had been established in accordance with the great [rabbis]."
-- R. Abraham ibn Tawwah, Hut ha-Mshullash, III, #10, in Sefer ha-Tashbess, part IV, 3.


AuthorTitlePublisher/YearISBN/ASINKeywordsLanguagePictureIn-Print
יצחק קנפנטוןדרכי התלמוד1400-1460

מוסד הרב קוק / המהדרות האחרונה

ספרדי תלמוד. ספר זה מלמד כיצד ללמוד התלמוד בדרך הספרדיתעבריתכן
-ספר

Link to online text
הרמב"םמשנה תורה1180 (?)
הלכה
עבריתכן
-ספר

יואל קראמרהרמב"םרסלינג / 2019
ספרדת רמ"בם, מדעת ביוגרפיהעבריתכן
-ספר
יהודה הלוישירים נבחריםהוצאת שוקן / 1981
פיזמוניםעברית-לא
ספר
יואל מרציאנוחכמי ספרד בעין הסערה: תורה והנהגה במוצאי ימי הבינייםמוסד ביאליק9789655362664הלכה, חינוךעברית -כן
ספר
יהודה הלוי
הכוזרי
ידיות אהרונות /20089789654825481פילוסופיהעברית-כן
ספר

אברהם בן הרמב"ם
מלחמות השם
מוסד הרב קוק
יהדותעברית-כן
ספר
חיים שירמןתולדות השירה העברית בספרד המוסלמיתמאגנס /19959652239143שירהעברית-כן
ספר

Yitzhak AbarbanelCommentary of Abarbanel on the Torah: BereshitCreate Space Independent Publishing Platform (2016)9781533286314TorahEnglish-Yes
Book
Solomon GaonThe Influence of the Catholic Theologian Alfonso Tostado on the Pentateuch Commentary of Isaac AbravenalKtav Publishers (1993)9780881254389
Commentary English-No
Book
Gershon D.CohenSefer Ha-Qabbalah: The Book of Tradition by Abraham Ibn DaudThe Jewish Publication Society (03/2010)
9780827609167Spain, CordovaEnglish-Yes
Book
Raphael LoeweIbn Gabirol (Jewish Thinkers)Grove Press (05/1991)9780802132543

English-Yes
Book
Maria Rosa MenocalThe Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval SpainBack Bay Books (2003)9780316168717Al-Andalus, Spain, Convivencia, UmayyadsEnglish-Yes
Book
Digital
Jerrilynn Dodds, Maria Rosa Menocal, Abigail Krasner BalbaleThe Arts of Intimacy: Christians, Jews and Muslims in the Making of Castilian CultureYale University Press (2009)9780300142143Al-Andalus, Convivencia, Co-existence, EducationEnglish-Yes
Book
Maria MenocalThe Arabic Role in Medieval Literary HistoryUniversity of Pennsylvania Press (1990)97808122132249Literary Heritage, Arab cultureEnglish-Yes
Book
Digital
Sarah StroumsaAndalus and Sefarad: On Philosophy and Its History In Islamic SpainPrinceton University Press (2019)B07SSHPTFK
Andalusian CultureEnglish-Yes
Book
Digital

Elie KedourieSpain and the Jews: Sephardi Experience, 1492 and AfterThames & Hudson Ltd (1992)9780500251133
HistoryEnglish-No
Book

Mann, Glick, Dodds (Editors)Convivencia: Jews, Muslims, and Christians in Medieval SpainGeorge Brazillier Inc (2007)9780807612866ConvivenciaEnglish-Yes
Book

Yehuda HaLeviThe Kuzari: An Argument for the Faith of IsraelSchocken (1987 edition) 9780805200751Northern SpainEnglish-Yes
Book



Jesus Palaez del RosalThe Jews in Cordoba (X-XII centuries)Ediciones El Almendro (1987)9788486077488
HistoryEnglish-No
Book

Bahya ibn PaqudaDuties of the HeartCreateSpace Independent Platform (2018)9781984095008 Spain, SaragossaEnglish-Yes
Book
Digital

Moses MaimonidesMishneh TorahMoznaim Pub Corp (2010)9781885220691Jewish lawEnglish- עברית-Yes
Book

Moses Maimonides (Rambam)Guide for the PerplexedEmpire Books (2011)9781619492387Rambam, Science, PhilosophyEnglish-Yes
Book

Digital
Jose FaurHomo Mysticus: A Guide to Maimonide's Guide to the PerplexedSyracuse University Press (1999)9780815627814Rambam, Science, PhilosophyEnglish-Yes
Book
Joel KramerMaimonide's: The Life and World of One of Civilization's Greatest MindsGildan Media, LLC (2009)9780385512008RambamEnglish-Yes
Book
Digital
Abraham Joshua HeschelMaimonidesFarrar, Strauss, Giroux (1983)9780374517595RambamEnglish-Yes
Book 

Digital
Herbert A. DavidsonMoses Maimonides: The Man and his Works B005DKR4EW9780195173215RambamEnglish-Yes
Book 

Digital
Sarah StroumsaMaimonides in His World: Portrait of a Mediterranean ThinkerPrinceton University Press (2011)9780691152523
RambamEnglish-Yes
Book
Digital
Yom Tov AssisThe Golden Age of Aragonese Jewry: Community and Society in the Crown of Aragon, 1213-1327Littman Library of Jewish Civilization9781874774044Aragon, Sepharad, HistoryEnglish-Yes
Book
Judah AlhariziBook of Tahkemoni: Jewish Tales from Medieval SpainLittman Library of Jewish Civilization (2001)9781874774037
Iberian verseEnglish-Yes
Book

Peter ColeThe Dream of the Poem: Hebrew Poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain, 950-1492Princeton University Press (2007)9780691121956Al-Andalus, Poetry, Pizmonim, Medieval Spain, Convivencia, Hebrew LiteratureEnglish-Yes
Book
Digital
Solomon Ibn GabirolThe Fountain of Life (Fons Vitae)Azafran Books (2017)9780995727953Malaga, Andaluscian, poetEnglish-Yes
Book
Digital
Samuel MorellStudies in the Judicial Methodology of Rabbi David ibn Abi ZimraUPA (2003)9780761827078Rabbinic thoughtEnglish-Yes
Book
Santob de CarrionThe Moral Proverbs of Santob de CarrionPrinceton University Press (2016)9780691632707ProseEnglish-Yes
Book

Matt GoldishJewish Questions: Responsa on Sephardic Life in the Early Modern Period Princeton University Press (2008)B005646F1SPost-expulsion, HalachaEnglish-Yes
Book
Digital
Ross BrannThe Compunctious Poet: Cultural Ambiguity and Hebrew Poetry in Muslim SpainHopkins University Press (1991)9780801840739Convivencia, Arts, HistoryEnglish-No
Book
Ross BrannIberian Moorings: Al-Andalus, Sefarad, and the Tropes of ExceptionalismUniversity of Pennsylvania Press (2021)B08N464CQK
Modalities of "Old Spain"EnglishYes
Book
Digital
Salma Khadra JayyusiThe Legacy of Muslim Spain (2 vols)Brill (1994)9789004099549Covivencia, Ummayads, HistoryEnglish-Yes
Book
Haim BeinhartThe Sephardi Legacy (Vol.1)Hebrew University/Magnus Press (1992)9789652238009Spain, Expulsion, HistoryEnglish-Yes
Book
Abraham NewmanThe Jews in Spain: Their Social, Political and Cultural Life During the Middle Ages (2 Vols)Jewish Publication Society (1942)
HistoryEnglish-No
Book
Solomon Ibn VergaA Historian in Exile: Solomon Ibn Verga, Shevet Yehuda, and the Jewish-Christian EncounterUniversity of Pennsylvania Press (2016)9780812248586
HistoryEnglish-Yes
Book
Abraham ZacutoThe Book of Lineage: or Sefer YohassinZacuto Foundation (2005)B0031ER1A4
Jewish HistoryEnglish-Yes
Book

Rabbi Benjamin of TudelaThe Itinerary of Benjamin of TudelaCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2017)9781544708386
HistoryEnglish-Yes
Book

Digital
Abraham Joshua HeschelMaimonidesMuchnik Editores
BiographyEspanol-No
Book
Abraham ZacutoSefer Yohassin: El libro de las Generaciones, Cabal y GenealogiaIndependently Published (2001)9798769881954
Jewish History
Espanol-Yes
Book

Maria Rosa MenocalLa Joya Del Mundo: Musulmanes, Judios Y Cristianos, Y La Cultura De La ToleranciaPlaza Janes (2003)8401530652Al-Andalus, Spain, Convivencia, Ummayads, History
Espanol-Yes
Book
Joel KraemerMaimonides: Vida y ensenanzas del gran filosofo judioEditorial Kairos (2012) 9788472457539Rambam, BiographyEspanol-Yes
Book
Santob de CarrionProverbios MoralesCambridge University Press (2011)9780521131445ProseEspanol-Yes
Book

Solomon Ibn VergaShevet Yehuda: Vara de LudaIndependently Published (2021)9798511150024

Espanol-Yes
Book



Table 1.1 Italy

Italy is sometimes a difficult community to define, being home to it's own Romanite community, Sephardi community, Ashkenazi and Eastern, it's often hard to place Italian Jews into one category. Hopefully this section will resolve this. 

NameTitlePublisherISBNKeywordsLanguageImageIn-Print
Immanuel HaRomiThe Language of Machbarot of Immanuel Haromi- לשון מחברות עמנואלDov Jarden (1954)B00PR9LG2U
איטליה, פיזמוניםעברית-לא
ספר
רחל מורפורגועוגב רחל : ספר כולל שירים ואגדות ומכתבים שונים
י.ח. קסטילינו 1890 / המקורי

משוררעברית-לא
ספר

Hebrew Books
Sara Copia Sullam
Jewish Poet and Intellectual in Seventeenth-Century Venice: The Works of Sara Copia Sulam in Verse and Prose, Along with Writings of Her Contemporari
University of Chicago Press (2009)
B01DHERWGU
Italy, Venice, Poetry
English
-Yes
Book

Sara Copia Sullam
La bella ebrea: Sara Copio Sullam, poetessa nel ghetto di Venezia del '600

9788871581118
Italy, Venice, Poetry
Italiano-No
Book

Primo Levi
If This is a Man/ The Truce
Abacus (1991)
9780349100135
Biography, Holocaust
English-Yes
Book
Digital
Audiobook

Primo LeviThe Periodic TablePenguin (2000)9780141185149
General BiographyEnglish
-Yes
Book
Audiobook
CD
Primo LeviThe Complete WorksPenguin Classics (2015)9780713999563
Literature, BiographyEnglish-Yes
Book

Dante LattesApologia del hebraismoEditorial Maxtor (2014)9788490014134Italian Judaism/ModernityEspanol-Yes
Book

Joseph AlmanziCatalogue de Biblioteque De Litterature Hebraique Et OrientaleKessinger Publishing (2010)9781167274114
BibliographjyFraincaise-Yes
Book


Table 2: Conversos

The Spanish Inquisition wreaked havoc on the Jewish communities of the Iberian peninsula starting in 1492. There is a growing trend today to deny the heritage of people descended from Iberian Converos, people forced to convert to Catholicism, first in Spain and later in Portugal. Whilst there may be a number of people whose perceived sense of heritage is mistaken, there are many individuals who descend from the forcibly converted, especially in Central and South America. A school of thought has emerged that insists that anyone who was forcibly converted in 1492 was no longer Jewish. This idea was not held by the Sephardic rabbis of the time or of later generations and they wrote precise halacha on how to deal with the situation of forced conversions. Rabbi Jose Faur's own research into the matter, includes eye witness accounts to events in Spain prior to the inquisition and includes a look at the intellectual works created by Conversos that were designed to covertly challenge the dry and oppressive atmosphere of their new Catholic environment. 

There is another school of thought that claims the Converso's were willing converts. This is based on the fact that Sephardim acculturated to their environment and were able to remain observant Jews whilst being part of the surrounding milieu. In contradiction to Ashkenazi Judaism which was hermetic in nature, Sephardim were able to easily blend their own traditions with the local surroundings often leading to accusations of inauthenticity and willing assimilation. The failure to understand the Sephardi way of living, lack of knowledge of the intellectual works created by Conversos and their eye witness accounts of the horrors of the inquisition combined with ignorance to the Sephardi rabbis own teachings has created an environment in which the Conversos have come under attack. 

Recent Jewish trends to deny the more positive Jewish experience of Islam and to join with right-wing Christians over issues related to Western thought and Zionism, has led some to claim that the inquisition was a good thing, keeping Europe tolerant! On another front there are messianic Zionists who have very inflated numbers of people they consider to be Conversos and "lost Jews" who they hope to convert and bring to Israel in the demographic war with the Arabs or to use as a kind of diplomatic "fact on the ground" abroad. These Conversos, whether they have Jewish heritage or not, are converted to a type of Judaism unknown to Sephardim. It's against this tragic decline in Jewish knowledge and contemporary social changes that some of our best and most intriguing works and the names that belong to them have been lost.

AuthorTitlePublisher/YearISBN/ASINKeywordsLanguagePictureIn-Print
Jose Faur
In the Shadow of History: Jews and Conversos at the Dawn of Modernity
SUNY (1992)9780791408025
Spain, Sephardi Judaism, Converso Intellectuals, Europe
English-Yes
Book

Cecil RothA History of the MarranosSepher-Hermon Press9780872031388Inquisition, HistoryEnglish-Yes
Book

Cecil RothDona Gracia of the House of NasiJewish Publication Society (2009)9780827604117Inquisition, History, PhilanthropyEnglish-Yes
Book

Cecil RothThe Spanish InquisitionW. W. Norton and Company (1996)9780393002553Inquisition, Reonquista, HistoryEnglish-Yes
Book

Alfonso ToroThe Carvajal Family: The Jews and the Inquisition in New Spain in the Sixteenth CenturyTexas Western Press (2001)9780874042474Inquisition, Reonquista, History
English-No
Book

Angela S. SelkeThe Conversos of MajorcaMagnes Press (1986)9789652236210HistoryEnglish-No
Book

Sanford ShepardLost Lexicon: Secret Meanings in the Vocabulary of Spanish LiteratureEdiciones Universail (1982)9780897293099LiteratureEnglish-No
Book

Stephen GilmanThe Spain of Fernando de Rojas: The Intellectual and Social Landscape of La CelestinaPrinceton University Press (1972)9780691062020Literary WorksEnglish-Yes
Book

Fernando de RojasCelestinaNick Hern Books (2009)B072ZJY6L4ZLiterary WorksEnglish-Yes
Book
Digital

Manuel da Costa FontesThe Art of Subversion in Inquisitorial Spain: Rojas and DelicadoPurdue University Press (2005)9781557533487Literary WorksEnglish-Yes
Book

Sanford ShepherdLost Lexicon: Secret Meanings in the Vocabulary of Spanish Literature During the InquisitionEdiciones Universal (1982)9780897293099Linguistics, Literature, HistoryEnglish-No
Book

Solomon Ibn Verga
A Historian in Exile: Solomon Ibn Verga, Shevet Yehuda, and the Jewish-Christian Encounter
University of Pennsylvania Press (2016)9780812248586
Portugal, ExpulsionEnglish-Yes
Book

Miriam BodianDying in the Law of MosesIndiana University Press (2007)9780253348616
HistoryEnglish-Yes
Book

Luis de GongoraThe SolitudesPenguin Classics (2012)9780143106722LiteratureEnglish/Espanol-Yes
Book
Digital

Luis de Gongora
Selected Poems of Luis de GongoraUniversity of Chicago Press (2007)9780226140599
PoetryEnglish/Espanol-Yes
Book
Digital

Yosef Haim YerushalmiThe Lisbon Massacre of 1506 and the Royal Image of Shebet YehudahHebrew Union College Press (2015)9780822963769
History, Antisemitism, PortugalEnglish-Yes
Book

Luis de Gongora
PoesiaPenguin Clasicos (2015)B00W8AXFZW
Espanol-Yes
Digital


Table 3: Balkans/South-Eastern Europe

AuthorTitlePublisher/YearISBN/ASINKeywordsLanguagePictureIn-Print
חיים פלאג'ינפש חיים 2001 / 1842
טורקיה, הלכהעברית-כן
ספר


הרב משה אלמושנינוספר פרקי משהמקורי / 1563
PublishYourSefer.com (2007)

יבן, תורהעברית-כן
ספר

משה בן יוסף ונטורהימין משה1624
בולגריהעברית-לא
ספר

לינק

Mair Jose BenardeteHispanic Culture and the Character of the Sephardic Jews

TurkeyEnglish-No
Book

Izaak Langnas & Barton SholodStudies in Honor of M.J. Bernadette (Essays in Hispanic and Sephardic Culture)Las Americas (1965)
Bulgaria, EssaysEnglish-No
Book

Esther BenbassaHaim Nahum: Sephardic Chief Rabbi in Politics, 1892-1923University of Alabama Press (1995)9780817307295
Biography, Haim Nahum Effendi, Chief Rabbi, Ottoman EmpireEnglish-Yes
Book

Rabbi Eliezer PapoThe Essential Pele Yoetz: An Encycolpedia of Ethical Jewish LivingSepher-Hermon Press (1991)B004H4ICLY
Bulgaria, Jewish PhilosophyEnglish-No
Book

Mark MowzerSalonika: City of Ghosts. Christians, Muslims and Jews 1430-1950Vintag (2006)9780375727382Salonika, Co-Existence, Ottoman Empire, Holocaust, SufiEnglish-Yes
Book
Digital
Leon SciakyFarewell to Salonika: City at the CrossroadsPaul Dry Books (2003)9781589880023Salonika, Autobiography, History, Co-Existence, GreeceEnglish-Yes
Book
Digital
Stephen SchwartzSarajevo Rose: A Balkan Jewish NotebookSaqi Books (2005)9780863565922Ottoman Empire, BosniaEnglish-Yes
Book
Isak SamokovlijaTales of Old SarajevoVallentine Mitchell & Co Ltd (1997)
9780853033325  
LiteratureEnglish-No
Book

Elias CanettiAuto de FeFarrar, Straus and Giroux9780374518790Bulgaria, Fiction LiteratureEnglish-Yes
Book
Digital
Elias CanettiCrowds & PowerFarrar, Straus and Giroux
9780374518202
Bulgaria, SociologyEnglish-Yes
Book
Digital

Esther Benbassa, Aron RodrigueSephardi Jewry: A History of the Judeo-Spanish Community , 14th-20th Centuries (Volume 2)University of California Press (2000)9780520218222Judeo-Spanish, Asia-minorEnglish-Yes
Book
Monique BalbuenaHomeless Tongues: Poetry and Languages of the Sephardic DiasporaStanford University Press (2016)9780804760119Language, PoetryEnglish-Yes
Book
Digital
Renee Levine MelammedAn Ode to Salonika: The Ladino Verses of Bouena SarfattyIndiana University Press (2013)B00BIP2JLELanguage, PoetryEnglish-Yes
Book
Digital
Kalmi BaruhSelected Works on Sephardic and Other Jewish TopicsShefer Publishers (2007)9789659079018Bosnia, SerbianEnglish-No
Book
Stanford J. ShawThe Jew of the Ottoman Empire and the Turkish RepublicPalgrave Macmillan (1991)9781349122370
TurkeyEnglish-No
Book
Mark CohenLast Century of a Sephardic Community: The Jews of Monastir 1839-1943Advancement of Sephardic Studies and Culture (2003)9781886857063
 MacedoniaEnglish
-Yes
Book


Albert CohenHer LoverPenguin Classics (2005)9780141188300Ficton. Corfu born writer.English-Yes
Book


Edouard Roditi
Choose Your Own WorldAsylum Arts Pub (1992)9781878580405
Prose PoemsEnglish-Yes
Book

Edouard RoditiThrice ChosenBlack Sparrow Press (1984)9780876853504
AnthologyEnglish-Yes
Book

Edouard RoditiDe l'homsexualiteFeniXX réédition numérique (1962)
B09FY91BYK
LecturesFrancaise-Yes
Digital
Albert CohenBelle de SeigneurEditions Gallimard (2016)
B01KEIL68C
FictionFrancaise-Yes
Book
Digital

Albert CohenLa Livre de ma mere: RefonteBelin Education (2017)9782410004793 FictionFrancaise-Yes
Book
Digital

Clarisse NicoidskiGuerres civilesFeniXX réédition numérique(1991)
B07XVPCQ1Y
FictionFrancaise-Yes
Digital

Clarisse Nicoidski
Ann Boleynéditions Théâtrales (1993)
B00W7WG134
FictionFrancaise-Yes
Book
Digital

Isaac AzoseSiddur Zehut Yosef

Siddur, Prayer, TefillahHebrew/English-Yes
Book
Marc AngelA Sephardic Passover Haggadah Ktav Pub Inc (1987)B01K2K68HQPesah, HaggadahHebrew/English with songs in Judeo-Spanish-No
Book

Isak Samokovlija Nosac SamuelDječija knjiga Sarajevo (2016)
9789958150081

Bosnian-No
Book

Mose ben Baruk AlmosninoRegimiento de la vida Tratado de los suenyosArizona Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (2004)0866982981Jewish EthicsLadino with some English translations-Yes
Book

Isak PapoCuentos sobre los sefardies de SarajevoLogos (1994)
Folk Literature, HistoryEspanol-No
Book


Table 4: Middle East and Israel

Aside from works of religion and history, this section also includes numerous books that are critical for understanding how the founding of the state of Israel and Ashkenazi hegemony and racism has undermined the classic Sephardic tradition. These titles, most of them written by Sephardim, document both the historical heritage and the transition away from their cosmopolitan and pluralistic values, to a chauvinistic form of Zionism, Haredi Judaism and a trite form of Orientalism. Nothing intellectually Sephardi has really survived in Israel. Completing this section was also problematic from the perspective of a new form of Mizrachi radicalism that emerged in the 1950's. Whilst this radicalism embraced many of the cosmopolitan Sephardi values of old, it often came at the expense of religious tradition. I hope that titles here can bring together the old religious way of seeing things combined with the political and social and not one at expense of the other. 

An additional issue facing Sephardim today is a new form of "Mizrachi" identify which is built around food, music and a rather limited and false view of the Jewish experience of Islam which has been reduced to being only about "antisemitism" and "expulsion". Israeli rabbis dominate the religious element of the new Mizrachi identity and they often made halachic rulings against the better knowledge of the older Sephardi rabbis. I have chosen not to include those rabbis here, whose works and outlook better reflect the Haredi way of doing things. Often they disregarded and continue to disregard wider learning to the benefit of a Judaism that focuses only on ritual, humrot and Jewish law. Jewish history has been placed in a straight jacket designed to reflect the current Israeli/Zionist realities. 

I'm not interested in pro/anti Israel polemics, but hope to provide the reader with a better understanding of what Sephardic culture was and how that came to be erased. I have a belief that the old values could help solve many problems in today's world. 

AuthorTitlePublisher/YearISBN/ASINKeywordsLanguagePictureIn-print?
יוסף אליהו שלושפרשת חייהוצאצ בבל (1920's/2006)
 ביוגרפיה, היישובעברית-כן
ספר

Available here
ז'קלין כהנובסולם יעקבמכון בן צבי / 2015
מצרים, פרוזה, תרבות לבנטיןעברית-כן
ספר
יובל עבריהשיבה לאנדלוס: מחלוקות על תרבות וזהות יהודית-ספרדית בין ערביות לעבריותמגנס / 20209789657008881
נרטיבים שנויים בחלוקותעברית
-כן
ספר

אלה שוחט
הקולנוע הישראלי: מזרח/ מערב והפוליטיקה של הייצוג
האוניברסיטה הפתוחה /2005

התרבות הישראלית
עברית
-כן
ספר

סמי מיכאלשווים ושווים יותרבוסטן / 1974
רומןעבריתלא
-ספר

סמיר נקאששלמה הכורדי ואני והזמןהוצאת מכון ון ליר והוצאת ידיעות ספרים / 2020
רומןעברית-כן
ספר
סמיר נקאשיש שתבל הרתה והפילה בוספרים פועלים / 1985
רומןעברית-כן
ספר

שושנה שבבומריהHebreo (2002)9789657103135
רומן, תימניתעברית
-לא
ספר
שושנה שבבו
אהבה בצפתהוצאת אחיאסף / 1942
רומן, תימניתעברית-לא
ספר

יוסף לויבת המזרח החדשה: על יצירתה של שושנה שבבוהוצאת אוניברסיטת בר-אילן9652261750
רומן, תימניתעברית-כן
ספר

ברכה סרישבעים שירי שוטטותהוצאת הוצא לאור / 1983
רומן, שיריםעברית-לא
ספר

ברכה סרייקום פורקןהוצאת האור הגוז / 2012
משוררעברית-כן
ספר

אמירה הסוירח נוטף שגעון1984 / עם עובד
שיריםעברית-לא
ספר

יצחק גורמזאנו גורןבלאנשעם עובד / 1986
רומן, מצריעברית-כן
ספר

יצחק גורמזאנו גורן
קיץ אלכסנדרוניעם עובד / 1978
סיפורותעברית-כן
ספר

בן ציון עוזיאלמשפתי עוזיאל א'
יש 9 כרכים
1995 / 1935
הרב הראשי, ספרדי הקלאסיעברית-כן
ספר
רבי דויד שלושחמדה גנוזה (3 ספרים)200
הלכהעברית-כן
ספר

שאול מטלוב עבאדימגן בעדי
32-21874
סוריה, הלכהעבריתAvailabe here
יוסף פאורהרב ישראל משה חזןחיפה /1977
ביוגרפיהעבריתלא
-ספר

הרב חיים די לה רוזהספר תורת חיים1848 / המקורי
PublishYourSefer.com (2007)

תורהעברית-כן
ספר

רבי שלום שבזיעיונים בקובץ חדש בכתב ידוהוצאת אוניברסיטת בר-אילן978965-2265159
תימן, פיזמוניםעברית-כן
ספר

S. D Goitein
A Mediterranean Society Volume 1: The Jewish Communities of the Arab World as Portrayed in the Documents of the Cairo Geniza
University of California Press (2000)
9780520221581
Cairo Geniza, Mediterranean Jews,Jewish Life
English-Yes
Book

Michelle Campos Ottomon Brothers: Muslims, Christians and Jews, in Early Twentieth-Century PalestineStanford University Press (2010)9780804770682
Palestine, Israel, Holy Land, Social InteractionsEnglish-Yes
Book
Digital
Abigail Jacobson and Moshe NaorOriental Neighbours: Middle Eastern Jews and Arabs in Mandatory PalestineBrandeis University Press (2010)9781512600063Co-existenceEnglish-Yes
Book
Digital

S. D GoteinJews and Arabs: A Concise History of Their Social and Cultural Relations
Dover Publications (2005)9780846439877
RelationsEnglish-Yes
Book

Digital
Lucien GubbaySunlight and Shadow: The Jewish Experience of Islam
I.B. Taurus (2002)9781860647383
RelationsEnglish-Yes
Book

Jacqueline Kahanoff
Mongrels of Marvels: The Levantine Writings of Jacqueline Kahanoff
Stanford University Press (2011)
9780804769532
Egypt, Intellectual, Cosmopolitanism
English-Yes
Book

David SklareSamuel ben Hofni Gaon and His Cultural World: Texts and StudiesBrill; Bilingual edition (1996)9789004103023
Medieval JudaismEnglish, Judeo-Arabic-No
Book

Gudrun KramerThe Jews in Modern EgyptI B Taurus & Co Ltd9781850431008EgyptEnglish-No
Book
Edmond JabesThe Book of Questions (Vol.1)Wesleyan University Press (1991)9780819562475Egypt, PhilosophyEnglish-Yes
Book
Kay ShelemayLet Jasmine Rain DownUniversity of Chicago press (1998)9780226752112Syria, Aleppo, Middle East, Arab Jewish Liturgical Music, PizmonimEnglish-Yes
Book
Yaron HarelSyrian Jewry in Transition, 1840-1880The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization (2010)9781904113652
Syrian Jewish HistoryEnglish-No
Book
Yaron HarelZionism in Damascus: Ideology and Activity in the Jewish Community at the Beginning of the Twentieth CenturyI.B. Tauris (2014)9781780766706
Syria, ZionismEnglish-Yes
Book

Yaron HarelIntrigue & Revolution in the Jewish Communities in Damascus, Aleppo, and Baghdad, 1744-1914The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization (2015)B01K0T7H3I

English-Yes
Book

Shoshana Madmoni-GerberIsraeli Media and the Framing of Internal Conflict: The Yemenite Babies AffairPalgrave Macmillan (2009)9780230613461
Racism in Israel. Yemenites, HistoryEnglish-Yes
Book
Orit BashkinImpossible Exodus: Iraqi Jews in IsraelStanford University Press (2017)B0731GC7ZN
Iraqi Jews, Israeli RacismEnglish-Yes
Book
Digital

Orit BashkinThe Other Iraq: Pluralism and Culture in Hashemite IraqStanford University Press (2010)9780804773669Iraq, CultureEnglish-YesBook
Digital
Orit BashkinNew Babylonians: A History of Jews in Modern IraqStanford University Oress (2012)9780804778756Iraq, HistoryEnglish-Yes
Book
Digital
Zvi ZoharRabbinic Creativity in the Modern Middle EastContinuum Publishing Corporation (2013)B00DI2V3G2Rabbinic Thought, Eastern Rabbi's, Israel Moshe HazzanEnglish-Yes
Book
Digital
Avi Sagi and Zvi ZoharTransforming Identity: The Ritual Transition from Gentile to JewContinuum International Publishing Group (2007)9780826496713Sephardi Rabbinic Thought, ConversionEnglish-Yes
Book
Ellie EliacharLiving with JewsWeidenfeld and Nicolson (1983)9780297782278Social, Polical, IsraelEnglish-No
Book
Elie KedourieChatham House Version and Other Middle Eastern StudiesLittlehampton Book Services Ltd (1970)9780297178255PoliticsEnglish-Yes
Book


Nissim RejwanIsrael's Place in the Middle East: A Pluralists PerspectiveUniversity Press of Florida (1999)9780813016016Levantine Culture, Israel, Arab Jews, Islam, Pluralism, Iraq, ZionismEnglish-Yes
Book
Nissim RejwanIsrael in Search of Identity: Reading the Formative YearsUniversity Press of Florida (1999)9780813016641Israel, Zionism, Middle Eastern CultureEnglish-Yes
Book
Nissim RejwanThe Last Jews in BaghdadUniversity of Texas Press (2011)9780292726888Iraqi JewsEnglish-Yes
Book
Nissim RejwanThe Jews of Iraq: 3000 Years of History and CultureRoutledge (2019)B07V2PHJ63
Iraqi Jewish HistoryEnglish-Yes
Book

Digital
Avi ShlaimThe Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab WorldPenguin (2014)9780141033228
Israeli HistoryEnglish-Yes
Book

Digital
Avi ShlaimIsrael & Palestine: Reapraisals , Revisions, RefutationsVerso (2009)9781844673667
Israeli HistoryEnglish-Yes
Book

Avi ShlaimLion of Jordan: The Life of King Hussein in War and PeacePenguin (2008)9780141017280
Jordanian HistoryEnglish-Yes
Book

Digital
Avi ShlaimWar and Peace in the Middle East: A Concise History Revised and UpdatedPenguin (1996)9780140245646
History of the Middle EastEnglish-Yes
Book

Avi ShlaimThree Worlds: Memoirs of an Arab-JewOneworld Publications (2023)B0BHTNVHY5
BiographyEnglish
-Yes
Book

Digital
Abbas ShiblakThe Lure of Zion: The Case of the Iraqi JewsAl Saqi (1986)9780863560330
Politics, Zionism, Iraqi JewsEnglish-No
Book
G.N. GiladiDiscord in Zion: Conflict Between Sephardi and Ashkenazi Jews in IsraelScorpion Cavendish ltd (1990)9780905906874
Politics, Zionism, Racism
English-No
Book

Shalom ChetritIntra-Jewish Conflict in Israel: White Jews, Black JewsRoutledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics (2009)9780415778640
PoliticsEnglish-Yes
Book

Digital
Ella ShohatIsraeli Cinema: East/West and the Politics of RepresentationI B Taurus Ltd (2010)9781845113131Israel, Arab Jews, Palestinians, Contemporary CultureEnglish-Yes
Book
Ella ShohatOn the Arab-Jew, Palestine and Other Displacements: Selected Writings of Ella ShohatPluto Press (2017)9780745399492Palestinians, Mizrachi, MigrationEnglish-Yes
Book
Rachel ShabiWe Look Like the Enemy: The Hidden Story of Israel's Jews from Arab LandsWalker Books (2009)9780802715722Israel, Racism, Aliyah, SociologyEnglish-Yes
Book

Yehouda ShenhavThe Arab Jews: A Postcolonial Reading of Nationalism, Religion and EthnicityStanford University Press (2006)9780804752961Israel, Zionism, Racism, Arab Jews, Middle Eastern Culture, Islam, Sabra IdentityEnglish-Yes
Book
Ammiel Alcalay
After Arabs and Jews: Remaking Levantine Culture
University of Minnesota Press (1992)
9780816621552
Israel, Sephardim, Pluralism
English
-Yes
Book

Ammiel Alcalay

A Bibliography for After Arabs and JewsPunctum Books (2021)9781953035349
BibliographyEnglish-Yes
Book

Sasson SomekhLife After Baghdad: Memoirs of an Arab-Jew in IsraelSussex Academic Press (2012)9781845195021
Biography, Iraq, Israel, Egypt, CairoEnglish-Yes
Book

Naeim GiladiBen Gurion's Scandal's: How the Hagannah and the Mossad Eliminated JewsDandelion Enterprises (2006)9781893302402Iraqi Jews, Racism in IsraelEnglish-Yes
Book
Digital
Samir NaqqashTenants and CobwebsSyracuse University Press (2018)B07D7ZXDTG
Iraqi Jew, literatureEnglish-Yes
Book
Digital

Yitzhak Gormezano GorenAlexandrian SummerNew Vessel Press (2015)B00W0LPKXO
Egyptian, literatureEnglish-Yes
Book
Digital

Yehuda BurlaIn Darkness StrivingIsrael Universities Pres (1968)
B0006FF1E4
Literature, Palestine (pre-State of Israel)English-No
Book
Shimon BallasOutcastCity Light Publishers (2007)9780872864818
LiteratureEnglish-No
Book
Digital

Shalom ChetritJews PoemsCervena Barva Press (2008?)
B01HC1MNBS
PoetryEnglish-Yes
Book

Sami MichaelThe RefugeJewish Publication Society of America (1988)B00AA9CHKC
FictionEnglish-No
Book
Samuel Ibn AdiyaJudisch-Arabische Poesien aus Vormuhammedischer ZeitPalala Press (2016)9781356659708
PhilosophyDeutsch-Yes
Book

Naim KattanAdieu, Babylone: Memoires d'un juif d'IrakAlbin Michel (2013)B009XFDOBK
BiographyFrancaise-Yes
Digital

Shimon BallasLa litterature arabe et le conflit au proche-orientFeniXX redition numerique (1980)B07QRVMNYT
Arab literatureFrancaise-Yes
Digital
Yitzhak ShamiNouvelles D'HebronLabor et Fides (2006)9782830911961 
Literature, Palestine (pre-State of Israel)Francaise-Yes
Book


Table 4.1 India and Asia

AuthorTitlePublisher/YearISBN/ASINKeywordsLanguagePictureIn-Print?
Rabbi Ezekiel MusleahOn the Banks of the Ganga: The Sojourn of Jews in Calcutta
97808115803133IndaiEnglish-No
Book


Rabbi Ezekiel MusleahBits and Pieces, Snippets and Snatches: A Lifetime of Thoughts, Anecdotes and EventsXLibris Corp (2011)9781456849450India, BiographyEnglish-Yes
Book

Rachel MusleahSongs of the Jews of CalcuttaHal Leaonard Publishing Corporation (1997)9780933676247IndiaEnglish-Yes
Book


Table 5: North Africa

AuthorTitlePublisher/YearISBN/ASINKeywordsLanguagePictureIn-Print?
רבי יוסף משאש הוד יוסף חי2008
מורוקו, חיפה, הלכה, הרב הראשיעברית-כן
ספר


שו"ת שמש ומגן / 4 כריכיםרבי שלום משאש
10400085הלכה, תשובותעברית-כן
ספר
ילקוט שמ"שרבי שלום משאשספריית בית אל778976890פסקי מנהגיעברית-כן
ספר
חם השמש על התורהרבי שלום משאש


עברית-כן
ספר
Mordechai HaKohen /Edited by Harvey Goldberg
The Book of Mordechai: A Study of the Jews of Libya- Selections from the "Highid Mordechai"Darf Publishers (1993)9781850772316
Libya, Jewish Life, Berbers, Ethnography, Jewish - Non-Jewish relations. English-Yes
Book

Emily GottreichJewish Culture and Society in North AfricaIndiana University Press (2011)B005FB8CCM
North African Jewish HistoryEnglish-Yes
Book

Digital
Emily GottreichJewish Morocco: A History from Pre-Islamic to Post-Colonnial TimesI.B.Tauris (2020)9781780768496
Moroccan Jewish HistoryEnglish-Yes
Book

Digital
Emily GottreichThe Mellah of Marrakesh: Jewish and Muslim Space in Morocco's Red City (2006)Indiana University Press (2006)9780253218636
Morrocan Jewish History, MarrakeshEnglish-Yes
Book

Elias Canetti
The Voices of Marrakesh: A Record of a Visit
Penguin Books (2012)
9780141195629
Bulgarian Sephardi, Travel Writing, Jewish Quarter, Souk, Morocco
English-Yes
Book

Jacques DerridaOf GrammatologyJohn Hopkins University Press (2016)9781421419954
Algeria, Philosophy, Postmodernism, PhenomonologyEnglish-Yes
Book

Digital
Jacques DerridaWriting & DifferenceRoutledge (2001)9780415253833
Algeria, Philosophy, Postmodernism, Phenomonology
English-Yes
Book

Vanessa PalomaThe Mountain, the Dessert and the Pomegranate: Stories from Morocco and BeyondGaon Books (2010)9781935604037MoroccoEnglish-Yes
Book
Maurice El MedioniMaurice El Medioni A Memoir: From Oran to Marseilles (1936-1990)Watkins Publishing Limited (2014)9781910924426
Algeria, Biography, OranEnglish-Yes
Book

Joann SfarThe Rabbi's CatPantheon (2007)9780375714641Algeria, ComicsEnglish-Yes
Book

Edmond Amran El MalehMil anos y un diaEdiciones del Oriente y del Mediterraneo (2011)9788496327849
FictionEspanol
-Yes
Book

Edmond Amran El Maleh
Mille ans un jourPensee Sauvage (1986)9782859190583
RomanFrancaise
-Yes
Book

Nicole Elgrissy BanonLa renaicendre- Memoires d'une Marocaine juive et patriote Afrique Orient (2010)9789981257061
Biography/HistoryFrancaise-No
Book

Nicole Elgrissy Banon
Dames de Couer sue le Carreau De Talents Editeur (2015)9789954954744
FictionFrancaise-Yes
Book



Jose FaurGolden Doves with Silver Dots: Semiotics and Textuality in Rabbinic TraditionIndiana University Press (1986)9780253326003Rabbinics, Jewish History, InterpretationEnglish-No
Book
Jose FaurThe Horizontal Society (Vols.I and II)Academic Studies Press (2010)9781936235049Rabbinics, Jewish History, Jewish ThoughtEnglish-Yes
Book


Table 6: Literary Compilations

AuthorTitlePublisher/YearISBN/ASINKeywordsLanguagePictureIn-print?
הרב חיים רפאל שושנהאעירה שחר

מורוקו, פיוטים, באר שבע, שיריםעברית-כן
ספר


Edited by Moshe Behar and Zvi Ben-Dor BeniteModern Middle Eastern Jewish Thought (Includes Essays by: Ben Tzion Uziel, Henry Curiel, Jacqueline Kahanoff, Murad Faraj, David Bitton)
Brandeis University Press (2013)
9781584658856
Sephardi essayists (politics, culture, religion)English-Yes
Book
Digital

Ilan Stavans (Editor)The Schocken Book Modern Sephardic LiteratureSchocken (2005)9780805242287LiteratureEnglish-Yes
Book
Digital

Diane Matza (Editor)Sephardic-American Voices: Two Hundred Years of a Literary LegacyBrandeis University Press (1997)9780874518900LiteratureEnglish-Yes
Book
Ammiel AlcalayKeys to the Garden: New Israeli WritingCity Lights Publishers (2001)
LiteratureEnglish-Yes
Book

T. CarmiThe Penguin Book of Hebrew VersePenguin Classics (2006)9780140424676
Hebrew PoetryEnglish-Yes
Book
Digital

Philo, Saadya Gaon, Yehuda HaLevi (edited by Hans Lewy and Alexander Altmann)
3 Jewish Philosophers
Word Wise (2012)
B007FE0Q58
Jewish Philosophy, Classics
English-Yes
Book
Digital

Raphael LoeweHebrew Poems and Translations


Hebrew PoetryEnglish / עברית-Yes
Book


My note: As this is a contemporary work, produced by a number of authors in a new geographic setting dominated by Israel, it's worth looking at the literature from a critical viewpoint and comparing it to the older writing style's found in Sephardi literature.
Dario MiccoliContemporary Sephardic and Mizrachi LiteratureRoutledge (2019)9780367885502
LiteratureEnglish-Yes
Book


Table 7: Ashkenazi Writer's

AuthorTitlePublisher/YearISBN/ASINKeywordsLanguagePictureIn-print?
Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi
Zakhor: Jewish History and Jewish Memory
University of Washington Press (2011)
B007KORS4A
History
English-Yes
Book
Digital
Audio


Shmuel FeinerThe Jewish EnlightenmentUniversity of Pennsylvania Press (2011)B00B4FJ9BQ
HistoryEnglish-Yes
Book
Digital
The Hardback edition contains the original text, edited out to appease the Haredi element of the UK Jewish community.
Jonathan SacksThe Dignity of DifferenceContinuum (2004)9780826468505
Sociology, Religion, PluralismEnglish-Yes
Book

Emmanuel LevinasHumanism of the OtherUniversity of Illinois Press (2005)9780252073267
SociologyEnglish-Yes
Book

Salomon MalkaEmmanual Levinas: His Life and LegacyDuquesne University Press (2006)9780820703589
BiographyEnglish-Yes
Book

Gershom ScholemMajor Trends in Jewish Mysticism
Schocken Books (1995)9780805210422
MysticismEnglish-Yes
Book
Digital

Isaac TishbyThe Wisdom of the Zohar: An Anthology of TextsThe Littman Library of Jewish Civilization in association with Liverpool University Press (1991) 9781874774280
Jewish MysticismEnglish (translated by David Goldstein)-Yes
Book

Abraham Joshua HeschelThe ProphetsHarper Perennial Modern Classics (2001)9780060936990
MikraEnglish-Yes
Book

Abraham Joshua HeschelHeavenly Torah: As Refracted through the GenerationsContinuum (2006)9780826418920
MikraEnglish-Yes
Book

Abraham Joshua HeschelMan Is Not Alone: A Philosophy of ReligionFarrar, Straus and Giroux (1976)
 
9780374513283
Jewish PhilosophyEnglish-Yes
Book
Digital

Isaiah BerlinThe Crooked Timber of Humanity: Chapters in the History of IdeasPrinceton University Press (2013)9780691155937
PhilosophyEnglish-Yes
Book
Digital


Isaiah BerlinThe Proper Study of Mankind: An Anthology of EssaysFarrar, Straus and Giroux (2000)
9780374527174
PhilosophyEnglish-Yes
Book
Digital

Susan HandelmanThe Slayer of Moses: The Emergence of Rabbinic Interpretation in Modern Literary TheoryState University of New York (1983)9780873955768
TanakhEnglish-Yes
Book

Lawrence ShiffmanReclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls; Background of Christianity, Judaism and the Lost Library of QumranJewish Publications Society (2009)9780827605305
HistoryEnglish-No
Book

Aviva Gottlieb ZornbergGenesis: The Beginning of DesireThe Jewish Publication Society (2010)9780827609150Midrash, TanakhEnglish-Yes
Book

Digital
Aviva Gottlieb Zornberg
The Particulars of Rapture: Reflections on ExodusBravo ltd (2011)9780805212372Midrash, Tanakh
English-Yes
Book

Aviva Gottlieb Zornberg
The Hidden Order of Intimacy: Reflections on the Book of LeviticusSchoken (2022)9780805243574Midrash, Tanakh
English-Yes
Book

Digital

Aviva Gottlieb Zornberg
Bewilderments: Reflections on the Book of NumbersSchoken (2015)B00N6PEV5G
Midrash, Tanakh
English-Yes
Book

Digital
Aviva Gottlieb Zornberg
The Murmuring Deep: Relections on the Biblical UnconciousSchoken (2009)B002361NHS
Midrash, Tanakh
English-Yes
Book

Digital
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