Destruction vs. redemption—and the remarkable survival of European Jewry.
Of shlukh and shlokh.
If you don’t know what it means, you can probably figure it out. (Or you can read this column.)
And perhaps by love, too.
Don’t call them feminists.
Throughout his life, Ben-Zion Meir Hai Ouziel (1880-1953), the first Sephardi chief rabbi of Israel, held fast to a vision of breaking down the divisions. . .
The terms Ashkenaz and Sefarad are found in the Bible, but most likely refer to areas of present-day Turkey and Armenia, respectively. How did they. . .
The theory that Ashkenazi Jews descend from the Khazars, a semi-nomadic Turkic tribe of the 10th century, is not only malicious; there’s also no evidence for it.
Most Ashkenazi Jews did not take surnames until compelled to do so by government authorities at the turn of the 19th century. Here, a list. . .
A new genetic study of Ashkenazi Jews traces their maternal lineage to Europe rather than the Near East—suggesting, if true, that Jewish men married local women.