To illustrate the sophistication of Yiddish and of its speakers, I focus on [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] ("component awareness"), a unique quality of Yiddish speakers that is an integral part of the culture of Ashkenaz
, of Eastern European Jewish life.
Ben Sasson, Hagut Vehanhagah: Hashkafoteihem Hahevratiyot Shel Yehudei Polin Beshelhei Yemei-Habeinayim (Jerusalem, 1959), 46; Jacob Elboim, Petihut Vehistagrut: Hayezirah Haruhanit-Hasifrutit Bepolin Ubearzot Ashkenaz
Beshelhei Hameah Ha16 (Jerusalem, 1990), 238, 247; Yoseph Heiniman, Derashot Bazibur Bitekufat Hatalmud (Jerusalem, 1970), 7; Daniel R.
Among specific topics are genealogies of Jewishness in anthropology, framing father-son relationships in Medieval Ashkenaz
folk narratives as markers of cultural difference, negative interfaith romances and the reassertion of Jewish difference in popular film, framing Jewish identity in the Museum of Moroccan Judaism, and missing links of European Jewish experience and discourse.
Nearly half of them, more than 9,400, are from Ashkenaz
and 2,500 from Tsarfat.
proposal would have no effect on national policy this side of the Atlantic, said Peter Ashkenaz
, spokesman for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
, a group of medieval pietists, held the doctrine that the true Laws, the genuine Tor ah, existed only with God, and that what we have been given is all we can read of it.
It was a sunlit period for the Jews, so much so that in the early 960s a letter from the Rhineland of Ashkenaz
reached Jerusalem asking whether the messiah had come.
Haberman, Sefer Gezerot Ashkenaz
Ve-Zarfat (Jerusalem: Tarshish Books, 1945), p.
and describes the complex relationships between the Jewish communities of North Africa and Ashkenaz
(Europe) and Sepharad (the Mediterranean), the reality of
On the other hand, Ashkenaz
, a Yiddish culture festival of more recent vintage, goes by a name that implies a nation, an ideology, a way of life.
Habermann, Sefer Gezerot Ashkenaz
ve-Zarefat (2nd ed.