Ashkenazi Jews

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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.
Remember, the Sephardim didn't speak Yiddish like the Ashkanazi. Still, Jacobo followed the service more or less, even when at the end, Zussman offered a blessing for Chanukah, "venn Gotgibt undz latkes." The men all smiled and nodded, and Jacobo did too, but what he understood was not "Blessed is Chanukah when God gives us latkes," but "Blessed is Chanukah when we give God latkes." Close but, as the saying goes, sometimes a little knowledge is worse than none.
In 1909 a new Jewish suburb appeared overlooking the Nasnas Valley where Arab Jews and Ashkanazi lived together.
As a Yiddish performer in a Hebrew dominated culture and society, she belongs to a decadent, diasporic socio-linguistic culture struggling to maintain her almost-disappearing heritage, unaccepted by both Ashkanazi (western-Jewish origin) and Sephardi (eastern-Jewish origin) Hebrew speakers.
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In essence, when a code fails to provide clear guidance, the professional must make reasonable ethical decisions using the principles upon which critical ethical reasoning is founded: autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence, fidelity, and justice (Blackwell et al., 1994; Corey et al., 1993; Howie, Gatens-Robinson, & Rubin, 1992; Kerkhoff, Hanson, Guenther, & Ashkanazi, 1997; Kitchener, 1984; Langford, 1994; Millard & Rubin, 1992; Tarvydas, 1987; Thomas, 1994; Wilson et al., 1990; Wong, 1990).
Derrida's valorization of what he calls 'an aristocracy without distinction' in no way undermines Zionist ideologies of blood election; (63) in fact, it seems to co-ordinate quite well with recent efforts by Israeli Jews to conceptualize Jewish identity in a multicultural context wherein a Jew today may be black (or African), Asiatic, Oriental (or Sephardic), European (or Ashkanazi), etcetera.
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