List of Israeli Mizrahi and Sephardi Jews

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This is a list of notable Mizrahi Jews and Sephardi Jews in Israel, including both original immigrants who obtained Israeli citizenship and their Israeli descendants.

Traditionally the terms "Mizrahi Jews" and "Sephardi Jews" were used as all encompassing terms referring to the Jews descended from the Jewish communities of Iberia, North Africa and the Middle East; but due to the melting pot effect of the Israeli society the terms have gradually become more vague. Many Israeli descendants of Mizrahi and Sephardi Jewish immigrants have gradually adopted the Israeli culture and intermarried with descendants of other Jewish communities.




Religious figures[edit]

Businesspeople and entrepreneurs[edit]

Isaac Mizrachi- fashion designer Shai Agassi

Academic figures[edit]

Cultural figures[edit]

Film, TV, and stage[edit]


Popular musicians[edit]



Association Football[edit]

  • Shahar Tzuberi, Israel, windsurfer, Olympic bronze (RS:X discipline); 2009 & 2010 European Windsurf champion[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Harush, Moshe (September 22, 2006). "Awat sparks storm with decision to play on Yom Kippur". Ha'aretz. Retrieved July 4, 2008. 
  2. ^ Nate Bloom (January 21, 2010). "Jews (and Mel) on the big screen, Winter sports roundup". Jweekly. Retrieved May 13, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Avram Grant and Tal Ben-Haim set to miss West Ham game for Jewish holiday", The Telegraph, September 4, 2010. Retrieved December 24, 2010.
  4. ^ "Dempsey misses windsurfing medal", BBC Sports, August 20, 2008. Retrieved September 10, 2008.