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a Jew of eastern European or German descent

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Wexler focuses his study, however, on the Ashkenazic Jews.
out the Ashkenazic Jews who had settled in western Europe in the medieval period.
While each institution would retain its organizational autonomy and distinct geographic, historic and linguistic focus, the joint location and enhanced cooperation of these two important sources of scholarship would create a unique campus encompassing the totality of Ashkenazic Jewish culture.
Rather than classifying the work as Jewish moral literature, they regard it as an encyclopedia which makes longer Kabbalistic passages of the Zohar accessible for the first time by translation into the lingua franca of Ashkenazic Jews.
With this in mind we devised "Moment Magazine's Great DNA Experiment" to see if we could connect the dots for a small group of prominent Americans of Jewish ancestry, mostly Ashkenazic but also Sephardic, Middle Eastern, Converso and mixed parentage.
Any number of scholars (myself included) writing on Ashkenazic Jews in the European and North American diaspora have come to Yiddish and Yiddishkayt as the root source.
However, this is unique to Ashkenazic haggadot, and did not appear in their Sephardic counterparts.
Weinreich writes, "From time immemorial Ashkenazic Jews had a tradition that they stemmed from Zarfat [France], which, from the point of view of culture areas, included the British Isles" (p.
DAGN Dictionary of Ashkenazic Given Names, Alexander Beider, 2001
It is a conversation spoken in Ashkenazic Yiddish and Sephardic Ladino, and its Hebrew is pronounced in many ways, and reflects the richness of a people "separate and apart" who nevertheless feel confident enough in themselves to freely adapt the best the Other has to offer and make it uniquely their own.
Stevens's confusion may have been caused by Sendrey's observation that Ashkenazic biblical motives "contain a sizable amount of intervallic patterns characteristic of the semitoneless pentatonic scale" (Sendrey, p.
More than 250 Ashkenazic and Sephardic recipes have been included, submitted by cooks in both the United States and Israel.
Modern Jewish literature flourished in Europe among Ashkenazic Jews, because of the influence of the Enlightenment.
Because Ashkenazic cuisine evolved in smaller, contained areas, it was insular and specific, leaving little room for interpretation when it was presented to the Jews of the United States, Canada, South America, South Africa, Palestine, and the western European countries of Belgium, England, France, and the Netherlands.
Northern European Ashkenazic Jews had served William of Normandy as moneylenders.