Ashkenazi

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a Jew of eastern European or German descent

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Ashkenazi Jews are a good example of a people with this experience: Two major genetic bottlenecks or founder effects seem to have occurred in their history, one around the year 900 CE and a second during the 14th century, both likely tied to persecution and immigration.
A 2005 study by a team of three anthropologists at the University of Utah argued for an attention-grabbing premise: that the genes that caused four typically Ashkenazi diseases (Tay-Sachs, Gaucher, Niemann-Pick and mucolipidosis type IV) were so prevalent because they were also linked to increased intelligence, an evolutionary benefit for Jews who typically held occupations that demanded mental acuity.
But though studies of Ashkenazi Jews may give the perception that Jews live longer than others, that's not necessarily the case, says Nir Barzilai of Yeshiva University's Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
The predominant mutation of cystic fibrosis, one of the most common genetic diseases among Europeans, is known as DeltaF508; the most common mutation of cystic fibrosis among Ashkenazi Jews, however, is one called W1282X--a mutation shared only by Arabs.
We would encourage Ashkenazi to consult the history of his forces, which have attacked almost nothing but inhabited areas during their regular parades of military hardware through our country.
For example, the Israeli onslaught of 2006 occurred largely in populated areas -- as any visitor to Beirut's southern suburbs can still observe -- when, Ashkenazi informs us, Hizbullah had even less weaponry concealed there than it does today.
The parents say their stance is not based on racism or ethnicity, but is about differences in religious observance between the Ashkenazi and Sephardi traditions.
Despite the Ashkenazi leadership's belief that bringing together all the different Jews in Israel would create a Jewish nation, the encounter between the traditionally religious Eastern Jews and the secular Ashkenazis had created unexpected crises.
While some Eastern Jews had willingly adopted the Ashkenazi culture and way of life, the majority preferred to adhere to the family and the sectarian synagogue to which they belonged.
Moment has put together this guide to help Ashkenazi, Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews learn more about this subject which does not receive enough attention.
Most but not all diseases caused by genetic mutations among Ashkenazi Jews from Eastern Europe are disabling and fatal.
This dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system has been found only in Ashkenazi Jews.
In this first edition, we focus on rare genetic diseases that occur more often in Jews of Ashkenazi and Sephardic descent than in the general population.
Most but not all diseases caused by genetic mutations among primarily Ashkenazi Jews from Eastern Europe are disabling and terminal.
The diseases are not as serious as Ashkenazi genetic diseases, but can cause significant health problems.