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Ashkenazi – New World Encyclopedia – Info:Main Page – New …

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From New World Encyclopedia Ashkenazi Jews, also known as Ashkenazic Jews or Ashkenazim, are Jews descended from the medieval Jewish communities of the Rhineland"Ashkenaz" being the Medieval Hebrew name for Germany. They are distinguished from Sephardic Jews, the other main group of European Jewry, who arrived earlier in Europe and lived primarily in Spain. Many Ashkenazim later migrated, largely eastward, forming communities in Germany, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Eastern Europe, and elsewhere between the tenth and nineteenth centuries

Ashkenazi (people) — Encyclopedia Britannica

| April 1, 2014

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Israel Meir Kin is a threat to all Jewish women

| April 1, 2014

A little over a thousand years ago, Rabbenu Gershom of Mainz, the leading scholar of Ashkenazi Jewry, enacted bold legal measures to protect Jewish women from abuse. Last week a fellow named Israel Meir Kin poked his finger in Rabbenu Gershoms eye, and now every Jewish woman is at risk. In his day, Rabbenu Gershom began to notice a disturbing and outrageous trend


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