The Sephardim merchants of Amsterdam in the 17th century as Barbara Tuchman wrote in another context, offer a “distant mirror” that can be held up to the lives and issues faced by minority groups, in general, and Jews, specifically, today.
The ways in which the Sephardim grappled with the surrounding society, tolerance, the blending of cultures, and the limits of assimilation speak strongly to scholars confronting (or refusing to publicly confront, as the case may be) these very same issues in the modern world.
One part of the modern urban experience is social acceptance, and the Sephardic economic elites of Amsterdam in the 17th century were socially and culturally accepted in a way that was unique at that time. Everyday contact between the Sephardim and the Dutch was unremarkable.
The economic and social opportunities for the Sephardim in 17th century Amsterdam presage the current discussions surrounding globalization and the formation and practice of identity politics and multiculturalism specific to Zionism and geopolitics, in general.
These merchants not only had a global presence, were integrative, and opportunistic, above all else they were successfully wealthy merchants. They delved into multiple products and regions, and connected both within the Sephardic community and beyond it.
These global merchants lived in a state of flux which offered unprecedented opportunities for merchants with the wherewithal, the connections, and the vision to step out of their traditional family and religious networks to take advantage of new possibilities for trade.
I called this early on with network analysis. They went outside their own Sephardic networks for three reasons: to enter a new market, to augment a networks, and if or when they, essentially, saw no real difference between themselves and the merchants from outside their group.
Today, somehow the imposters, the blue checked accounts on Twitter do not seem to understand that their networks are patently obvious with a wide lens analysis. No distant mirror is necessary.

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