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Ashkenazi Jews

In the 11th century, Ashkenazi Jews comprised 3% of the world's Jewish population, peaking at 92% in 1931; following the holocaust in World War II, that number decreased. Ashkenazi Jews now comprise ±80% of Jews worldwide.

Carrier rates, genetic diseases affecting Ashkenazi Jews
• Factor XI deficiency—1:9 to 1:20
• Gaucher disease, type 1—1:10 to 1:14
• Non-syndrome hearing loss—1:20 to 1:25
• Tay-Sachs disease—1:25 to 1:27
• Cystic fibrosis—1:29
• Familial dysautonomia—1:30
• Glycogen storage disease type III—1:35 (north African Jews)
• Canavan disease—1:40
• BRCA1, BRCA2—1:40
• Fanconi anaemia, type C—1:89
• Niemann-Pick disease, type A—1:90
• Mucolipidosis IV—1:99
• Bloom syndrome—1:110
• Maple syrup urine disease—1:113
• Glycogen storage disease type 1a—1:130
• Abetalipoproteinemia—1:131
• Primary torsion dystonia—1:1000 to 1:3000
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Clinton said the Israelis who strongly support the peace process are Arabs, as opposed to those from Ashkanazi origin.
In 1909 a new Jewish suburb appeared overlooking the Nasnas Valley where Arab Jews and Ashkanazi lived together.
The Palestinian fishermen and the Jews of Arab origin, were the first ones to introduce grilled meat to the Ashkanazi and help their Slavic noses appreciate the smell of barbecued meat" (Habibi 41).
One method of reducing the incidence of several disorders found in the Ashkanazi Jewish community is to test teenagers and
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Eight-month-old Leron Ashkanazi was feared dead when her empty buggy was found after a shopping mall bomb.
JOY: Leron Ashkanazi with mother Hageet; FEARS: Leron's empty buggy after the blast
The Yiddish newspapers may have vanished from the sidewalks, but there are still bakeries displaying fruit and nut strudels, butcher shops advertising their approval by the Lubavicher rabbi, and both Ashkanazi and Sephardic restaurants.
Johnstone B, Hexum CL, Ashkanazi G: Extent of cognitive decline in traumatic brain injury based on estimates of premorbid intelligence.