(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.
Medieval Ashkenazic Jews
perceived their synagogues as almost total embodiments of the Temple in Jerusalem, Woolf finds, which directly affected synagogue design, etiquette, and practice.
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.
In contrast with the Paris chapter of the AIU, which had always been an organization of Ashkenazic Jews
working for the benefit of Sephardic Jews, Sephardic Jews played a major role in the leadership of the American Friends from the beginning.
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.
In the 11th-century CE, Rabbi Gershom ben Judah promulgated an express prohibition against polygamy for Ashkenazic Jews
Feeling uncomfortable with a rising Arab nationalism the Jews left en masse for France, enriching Jewish life in various parts of France, where Ashkenazic Jews
had only a tenuous hold on Jewish traditions.