Gila had married an Ashkenazic Jew
and within seven years of marriage had become--in the opinion of many Sephardim--`Ashkenized'.
(18) Saadiah Cherniak, an Ashkenazic Jew
of Russian origin who had lived in Paris in the 1930s and who could write and converse fluently in French, was recruited as executive director.
(Never mind that, by definition, "Sephardic cousins" in this context is an oxymoron: The only way for an Ashkenazic Jew
to have a Sephardic cousin is by marriage, and since he brings it up I cannot resist noting that Ozersky's wife was "raised by Israelis"lucky herand "grew up around vivid sumac and zaatar, and hummus laced with rich sesame tahini," a self-parodically sumptuous description that only completes his Jewish re-enactment of Orientalist condescension).
Hart, an Ashkenazic Jew
, and DaCosta, a Sephardic Jew, signed the petition as co-wardens.
(52) There is no knowing whether Levita's natural predilection for this essentially Sephardic mind-set impelled him to migrate to Italy, or whether he acquired this mind-set only after he was ensconced in what has been called the "'Jewish multiculturalism' rampant in post-1492 Italy." (53) The fact is he was a proud, self-proclaimed Ashkenazic Jew
(54) with the outlook and intellectual interests typical of Sephardic Jews.
(80.) Das et al., "Localizing Ashkenazic Jews
The section that takes things into the present is likewise focused on schism--the struggles between reformers and counter-reformers, religious opposition to Zionism and tensions between Ashkenazic Jews
from Europe and Jews from Islamic cultures.
A week from this Saturday, Ashkenazic Jews
the world over will convene at their synagoguesoften after midnightfor Selichot, the set of penitential prayers marking the beginning of the season of introspection that culminates some two weeks later on Yom Kippur.
At 1,000 years, the search for the location of Ashkenaz -- thought to be the birthplace of Ashkenazic Jews
and the Yiddish language -- is one of the longest quests in human history.
Long the main language for Ashkenazic Jews
, even in the first generations of emigration, the status and continued importance of Yiddish was called into question during the interwar period by linguistic acculturation and the growing strength of modern Hebrew as a language and ideology.
The test revealed a specific sequence in the DNA passed through the maternal line through the generations known as haplogroup N1b1, associated with Ashkenazic Jews
. The sequence is considered strong proof that Braun may have actually been Jewish herself, given that Jewish identity is passed through the maternal line.