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Ashkenaz

(ăsh`kēnăz'), 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. For the history of the Ashkenazim, see JewsJews
[from Judah], traditionally, descendants of Judah, the fourth son of Jacob, whose tribe, with that of his half-brother Benjamin, made up the kingdom of Judah; historically, members of the worldwide community of adherents to Judaism.
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In particular, the varied depictions of Jesus' conception reflect the reality of forced conversion, apostasy, and overfamiliarity with non-Jews in medieval Ashkenaz. The theme was neither new to the Toledot nor a product of the late-antique and medieval contexts that Jewish stories of Jesus first circulated in.
Chopped liver originated in Alsace Lorraine, known in the 11th century as Ashkenaz. There, for the first time, Jews migrating north from the warmer climates of the olive oil-rich Mediterranean learned to use schmaltzrendered fat from the geese in that part of France.
Solomon ben Samson of Garmaise [Worms] including the Siddur of the Hasidei Ashkenaz [Hebrew], ed.
Among the topics are a comparative analysis of ancient and modern Greek women, symbols of approaching death, symbolic and social roles of women in death ritual in traditional Irish society, Jewish women in Medieval and early modern Ashkenaz, breast cancer and fear of death in Slovene medical metaphors, and the sisters Kali and Ganga as waters of life and death.
Peter Ashkenaz, a spokesman for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services wouldn't comment specifically on the proposal, only that CMS "would be interested in seeing the final report [from the White House Conference on Aging] based on the final resolutions, and await any actions" on those resolutions.
"This is just the first step of the process" and it is voluntary, CMS spokesperson Peter Ashkenaz pointed out in an interview.
Another direction for expansion was from the south of France northward into Germany and central Europe - the region that became known as Ashkenaz.
A list of Rabbenu Gershom's takkanot can be found in Avraham Grossman's Rishonim of Ashkenaz (Jerusalem: Magnes Press of Hebrew University, 2001), p.
One possible explanation (10) is that the Jews of Ashkenaz, remnants of the Palestinian community, settled in Ashkenaz before the Babylonian Talmud became dominant in the Jewish world.
The mourner's kaddish, it turns out, took hold "in Ashkenaz" - in Germany - in the course of the persecutions that followed the Black Death and continued throughout the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
Eight chapters and conclusion are divided into three sections: ground zero; transnational Ashkenaz; Yiddish letters in New York.
positions from other Jewish centers in Ashkenaz. Even more important for