Ashkanazim

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Identical with Ashkenazim, but spelt closer to the Hebrew transliteration of אַשְׁכֲּנָזִים (ashkanazím).

Noun[edit]

Ashkanazim

  1. Alternative spelling of Ashkenazim.
    • 1841: Nicholas Patrick Wiseman (editor), The Dublin Review, page 281
      [… A]s to the testimony of the ancients, Diodorus Siculus affirms that the Germans had their origin from the Cimmerians; and the Jews to this day called them Ashkanazim, or descendants of Ashkenaz, son of Gomer.
    • 1999: Charles W. Joyner, Shared Traditions: Southern History and Folk Culture‎, page 190 (University of Illinois Press; ISBN 9780252067723)
      Reform Judaism, which has been called “the folk religion of the German-American Jew,” represented a crisis in the longstanding linguistic and religious differences dividing Sephardim and Ashkanazim.
    • 2002: Frank Heynick, Jews and Medicine: An Epic Saga, page 437 (KTAV Publishing House; ISBN 0881257737, 9780881257731)
      It is in the distribution of the Rh (rhesus) factor that the blood of the various Jewish communities of Europe shows some significant differences compared to their gentile neighbors — apparently due to an old core of Mediterranean ancestry among the Ashkanazim.
    • 2002: Clive Jones and Emma Murphy, Israel: Challenges to Identity, Democracy, and the State‎, page 27 (Routledge; ISBN 9780415270878)
      Ben-Gurion's legacy has been an enduring one. The projection of a national consensus, the domination of the state over other political actors, and the hegemony exercised over decision-making by a largely Ashkanazim élite remain features of Israeli politics today.