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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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70) And, lest they inadvertently save the bastard child's soul, Ashkenazic Jewry often refrained from studying Torah on Christmas Eve.
130) One division familiar to many Jews even today is that of the Ashkenazic Jews and their Sephardic brethren, whose roots can be traced to the Iberian Peninsula in the period preceding the Expulsion of the Jews from Spain.
The only contact that an Ashkenazic subject in FG's experiment had with an Eastern subject was a visual inspection of the Eastern subject's name on a form (from which the subject had to infer the ethnicity of his or her partner).
9) Joshua A Fishman, 'Digraphia Maintenance and Loss among Eastern European Jews: Intertextual and Interlingual Print Conventions in Ashkenazic Linguistic Culture Since 1800'.
Most of the masses of Ashkenazic Jews who started to arrive from Eastern Europe in the second half of the century spoke Yiddish but brought with them co-territorial vernaculars like Russian, Polish and Hungarian.
This Haggadah combines the Ashkenazic (High German] and Sephardic (Spanish-Portuguese) rites and was copied and illustrated in Altona, near Hamburg, in 1739/40 by the well-known scribe and artist Joseph ben David of Leipnik in north-east Moravia (now Lipnik nad Becvou in the Czech Republic).
Conference participants expressed concern that a socially identifiable group can be stigmatized as being "prone" to a disease, as in the case of Ashkenazic Jews and breast cancer.
Besides Arabs and Jews there are Jews of Ashkenazic origins (European), Sephardic Jews (Oriental, North African) foreign workers and immigrants from many different countries.
The author claims that the phonetic information is in accordance with Modern Israeli Ashkenazic Hebrew pronunciation, "the commonest pronunciation one hears throughout Israel" (p.
The present Middle East conflict might be due to Ashkenazic Jewish immigration into Palestine during the past 100 years or more.
The recipes represent a selection of dishes from both Ashkenazic (Jews from Russia and Central and Eastern Europe) and Sephardic (Jews from Spain, Portugal and the Middle East) origins, as well as modern popular dishes.
In chapter one he sets the agenda, looking at how readings done by Euro-American or Jewish Ashkenazic scholars have deliberately de-Africanized significant presences, and reduced explicit references or allusions to Africa and Africans in the Hebrew Bible to the racism of the 19th and 20th centuries, which allotted to Africans the debasing role of slaves.