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see AshkenazAshkenaz
, eponym of a people perhaps localized in Armenia. He was grandson of Japheth. Gen. 10.3. Ashchenaz: 1 Chron. 1.6; Jer. 51.27. In modern times the term Ashkenazim refers to the German Jews as distinguished from the Sephardim, the Jews of Spain and Portugal.
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It is certainly not owned by the Ashkenazi Jews of Europe, the Khazari Jews, the 12 tribes of Israel, or even the thirteenth tribe.
The hospital will now carry out a pilot programme among London's Ashkenazi Jews.
According to Wikipedia, Ashkenazi Jews number 80% of the world's Jewish population today.
8% of second-generation Ashkenazi Jews earn the highest level of wages, compared with only 0.
What we've agreed today will provide a framework within which both practical and sometimes challenging issues can be discussed on the basis of mutual trust and respect," said Archbishop Williams, the leader of the global Anglican Communion, after signing the agreement with Rabbi Amar, the chief Sephardi rabbi, and Rabbi Metzger who represents Ashkenazi Jews, who mostly come from Europe.
In the early twentieth century, Ladino-speaking Sephardic Jews escaping a collapsed Ottoman Empire were the next to put down roots, followed by Yiddish-speaking Ashkenazi Jews from Russia and Eastern Europe after World War I.
The women were all Ashkenazi Jews, a sect known for their belief that every new born baby is a blessing.
The major defect in Ashkenazi Jews with Tay Sachs Disease is an insertion in the gene for the alpha-chain of beta hexosaminidase.
As Palestinians, we grieve for what we have lost, and few people (the Ashkenazi Jews are one) have lost more than us.
A community of Ashkenazi Jews has also held interest to researchers since a contained homogeneous population - particularly one with a rich tradition of music - is easily studied.
The life of Ashkenazi Jews was also reflected in the Jewish press that developed in Cuba in the late 1920s in the Yiddish language, but early studies on Cuban Jewish history tended to ignore the role of Sephardic Jews.