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Ashkenazi: Jews of European origin, descendant originally from Jews of France and Germany; pertaining to such Jews.
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Quiz yourself on some of the most common family names found among Ashkenazi Jews today.
The history of Ashkenazim and Sephardim
Sephardim originate in the Iberian Peninsula and the Arabic land, and contemporary Ashkenazim are Yiddish-speaking Jews and descendants of Yiddish-speaking Jews.
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
This class covers the lives of several important Ashkenazic scholars of the medieval period (“Rishonim”), including Rashi and the authors of Tosafos.
Among the cultures that make up the Jewish nation, the Jews from Germany occupy a special place.
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