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Old 03-14-2007, 02:45 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Why do Ashkenazis have to allow Sephards in their synagogue? Or even worse, imagine Ashkenzis going to the same temple as Falashas! Oy vey!
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Old 03-18-2007, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities
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For many of us that don't know what Ashkenazis and Sephards are, can you enlighten us? Instead of googling these names thought I'd get it straight from the horses mouth. Thanks! If horse isn't kosher, sorry for the reference.
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Old 03-18-2007, 09:28 PM
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I've been to an Ashkenaz deli before for a sandwich (I used to live by one), but part of me believes you are just yanking our chains here.
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Old 03-19-2007, 04:20 AM
 
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I've been to an Ashkenaz deli before for a sandwich (I used to live by one), but part of me believes you are just yanking our chains here.
Please, you're not going to tell me that Sephards are openly welcome in temples frequented by Ashkenazis, are you? Please...now that's chutzpah!
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Old 03-19-2007, 05:38 AM
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You're a funny guy. Really now, why did you start this thread?

I believe your question was answered in that 'do whites have a culture' thread in which it was first posed (by you). I'm not going to rehash that, go back and read it yourself.

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Old 03-19-2007, 01:00 PM
 
Location: in a house
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Please, you're not going to tell me that Sephards are openly welcome in temples frequented by Ashkenazis, are you? Please...now that's chutzpah!
Yes, they are.
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Old 03-19-2007, 01:03 PM
 
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For many of us that don't know what Ashkenazis and Sephards are, can you enlighten us? Instead of googling these names thought I'd get it straight from the horses mouth. Thanks! If horse isn't kosher, sorry for the reference.
James can't tell you because he doesn't know. In a very small nutshell, Ashkenazi are European and Sephardic are from the Middle East.
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Old 03-19-2007, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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If you knew, James T, you'd know that it is Sephardic or Sephardim!

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James can't tell you because he doesn't know. In a very small nutshell, Ashkenazi are European and Sephardic are from the Middle East.

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Old 03-20-2007, 01:42 AM
 
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James can't tell you because he doesn't know. In a very small nutshell, Ashkenazi are European and Sephardic are from the Middle East.
If I didn't know, then why would I start this thread? BTW, care to tell us the brief history of the Khazars?
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Old 06-20-2008, 04:43 PM
 
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James can't tell you because he doesn't know. In a very small nutshell, Ashkenazi are European and Sephardic are from the Middle East.
Mary I think that nutshell is just a weeee bit too small. Spain, Morroco, Algeria etc are NOT the Middle East even if many wrongly clssify them as such.

Now you are going to say "Well they came from Turkey etc,"but thereis some doubt as to that. Here is why:

"Of all the national heroes who have arisen from among the Jewish people over the generations, fate has not been kind to Dahia al-Kahina, a leader of the Berbers in the Aures Mountains. Although she was a proud Jewess, few Israelis have ever heard the name of this warrior-queen who, in the seventh century C.E., united a number of Berber tribes and pushed back the Muslim army that invaded North Africa. It is possible that the reason for this is that al-Kahina was the daughter of a Berber tribe that had converted to Judaism, apparently several generations before she was born, sometime around the 6th century C.E"
Shattering a 'national mythology' - Haaretz - Israel News


While I do not subscribe to everything professor Sand writes on this one I agree. His newest book, "Matai ve'ech humtza ha'am hayehudi?" ("When and How the Jewish People Was Invented?)"; Resling, in Hebrew, is causing a firestorm in Jewish academia. Some of his claims are a bit of a streach....well for those who follow the orthodox concept of Jewish history they are tantamount to blasphmy but I feel one must keep an open mind. Some have lambasted him with false facts and are simply people who do not want the status quo changed. But for those who are interested see the above web site, not for the strongly entrenched, I might add.

Here is Sand?s CV:
Shlomo Sand
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