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June 20, 2003
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Victor Perera, a Sephardi Jewish writer who chronicled his family’s migrations around the globe, died of a stroke Saturday in California at 69. The best-known book of his three-part opus, “The Cross and the Pear Tree: A Sephardic Journey,” delved into the history of Sephardi Jews and a curse allegedly placed on his family by his great-grandfather if they left the Holy Land, which Perera’s father did.

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