Narrow ethnic definition. In the narrower ethnic definition, a Sephardi Jew is a Jew descended from the Jews who lived in the Iberian Peninsula in the late 15th century, immediately prior to the issuance of the Alhambra Decree of 1492 by order of the Catholic Monarchs in Spain, and the decree of 1496 in Portugal by order of King Manuel I.. In Hebrew, the term "Sephardim Tehorim" (ספרדים ... Jewish religious movements, sometimes called "denominations", include different groups which have developed among Jews from ancient times. Today, the main division is between the "traditional Judaism" (Orthodox and Conservative), and Reform, with several smaller movements alongside them.This denominational structure is mainly present in the United States, while in Israel, the fault lines are ...