In this sense, Isaac functions as a link for Duncan to his past, tracing back to the medieval Ashkenazic
Jewish culture and tradition once prosperous in Poland.
Considering that this chapter focuses on the Ashkenazic
revival of Hebrew, it adds little about the Sephardim and feels slightly disconnected from the rest of the book.
29) and her discussion here gives the reader insight into the process whereby Christian iconography was adapted to suit a Jewish context in the decorative programmes of medieval Ashkenazic
(Hard to believe that in those days, we were taught in New York to speak Hebrew by Zionist teachers in the Ashkenazic
pronunciation, not the Sephardic of the Yishuv.
Traditional, unprofessional Sephardic hazzanim were replaced by "professional" Ashkenazic
cantors, and a mostly Ashkenazic
chorus was employed.
A look at Ashkenazic
synagogues such as shtiebels and haredi batei midrash or at religious Zionist synagogues shows that the ethnic rites in these places are backed by a religious educational system.
Consistent with Miles' original conception of racialization being inclusive of whites, it should be noted that there are chapters on Sephardic Jews (who may range over quite a diverse racial spectrum, and have tended to stress--or be obliged to stress--their uniqueness from the Ashkenazic
Jewish majority) and Greeks in Calgary, both of which recount some forms of discrimination directed against Caucasian groups.
Perhaps a study of Levi, who does thematize Yiddish, in a manner which has had a massive impact on the Italian reception of Ashkenazic
culture, might have been more at home in this volume, but one is nevertheless grateful to the editors for bringing us this deeply sensitive study of an identite juive octroyee and of the psychological process by which the human spirit can accommodate to omnipresent daily horror.
Grossman explores the ban against polygyny for Ashkenazic
Jewry, attributed to R.
High gene frequency among the Ashkenazic
and Non-Ashkenazic Jewish population in Israel.
The truth contained in these words has by now been rather underrated, as far as the linguistic identity of Ashkenazic
Jewry is concerned.
When I was five, an itinerant melamed arrived from Cuba, and the small Ashkenazic
community gathered its children into a class so that they might be united not only by the common experience of escape, rescue and refuge, but the ongoing conversation, the nigun and nusach of Jewish learning.