Ashkenazim and Sephardim

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Ashkenazim and Sephardim: Ashkenazim: Jews of European origin, descendant originally from Jews of France and Germany; pertaining to such Jews. Sephardi: Jews of South European or North African origin; pertaining to such Jews.
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On the difference between Sepharadic and Ashkenazic pronunciation
My Sepharadi friends celebrate Shabbat, and my Ashkenazi friends call it Shabbos. The Sepharadim call a groom a chatan, and the Ashkenazim refer to him as a chosson. To bolster their claim, the Sepharadim evoke modern Hebrew pronunciation, which follows t...
The answer to your question is both and neither. Allow me to explain: Chabad, as well as all other chassidic groups, finds its roots in Eastern Europe, which was the home to much of Ashkenazic Jewry. As such, initially, most of Chabad’s adherents were of ...
I recently had occasion to pray in a Sephardic synagogue, and they kept the Torahs in some kind of ornamental cylindrical case with the scroll in the upright position. Then, when it came time to read the Torah, they simply set it on a flat table and crack...
How can it be that one group of Jews can eat rice on Passover and another group can't? Aren't we all part of the same religion?
Spanish Jewry produced dazzling Torah scholars, poets who wrote some of the most inspiring sacred pieces of the liturgy, philosophers whose writings remain as classic as when they were written, and grammarians who laid down the basic rules of Hebrew.
History of the Jewish communities of the Netherlands
The Jews of Holland
Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs, chief rabbi of the Netherlands, describes the rich history of the Jewish people in his native country from medieval times until the present day.
On both nights of Rosh Hashanah, a number of foods are eaten to symbolize our prayers and hopes for a sweet new year...
An overview of each of some sephardic rishonim.
Life in Ashkenazic communities was peaceful up until the times of the Crusades, thereby enabling the Jews to develop both in Torah and material wellbeing.
The Jews in Exile
Rashi and the Ashkenazic Rishonim
This class covers the lives of several important Ashkenazic scholars of the medieval period (“Rishonim”), including Rashi and the authors of Tosafos.
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