Late Hebrew, from Hebrew Ashkenaz, the son of Gomer (Genesis 10:3; I Chronicles 1:6), a descendant of Noah through Japheth, and hence taken to be identified with the ancient Ascanians of Phrygia and, in the medieval period, the Germans.
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WHAT DOES ASHKENAZI MEAN IN ENGLISH?
Ashkenazi Jews, also known as Ashkenazic Jews or simply Ashkenazim, are a Jewish ethnic division, which coalesced in the Holy Roman Empire around the turn of the first millennium. The traditional language of Ashkenazi Jews consisted of various dialects of Yiddish. They established communities throughout Central and Eastern Europe, which had been their primary region of concentration and residence until recent times, evolving their own distinctive characteristics and diasporic identities. Once emancipated, weaving Jewish creativity into the texture of European life, the Ashkenazi made a 'quite disproportionate and remarkable contribution to humanity', and to European culture in all fields of endeavour: philosophy, scholarship, literature, art, music and science. The genocidal impact of the Holocaust, the mass murder of approximately six million Jews during World War II devastated the Ashkenazi and their Yiddish culture, affecting almost every Jewish family. It is estimated that in the 11th century Ashkenazi Jews composed only three percent of the world's Jewish population, while at their peak in 1931 they accounted for 92 percent of the world's Jews.
The first definition of Ashkenazi in the dictionary is of or relating to the Jews of Germany and E Europe. Other definition of Ashkenazi is a Jew of German or E European descent.Ashkenazi is also the pronunciation of Hebrew used by these Jews.
The translations of Ashkenazi from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Ashkenazi» in English.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ASHKENAZI» OVER TIME
The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «Ashkenazi» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «Ashkenazi» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.
Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Ashkenazi
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ASHKENAZI»
Discover the use of Ashkenazi in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Ashkenazi and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
Handbook of Japanese Mythology
An introductory guide to the mythology of Japan--one of the most pervasive yet least understood facets of Japanese culture.
Michael Ashkenazi, 2003
Food Culture in Japan
This timely book satisfies the new interest and taste for Japanese food, providing information on foodstuffs, cooking styles, etiquette, and more.
Michael Ashkenazi, Jeanne Jacob, 2003
Ashkenazi Jews in Mexico: Ideologies in the Structuring of a ...
Nevertheless, until then, the goal of continuity had dominated the community
dialogue and was affirmed, albeit imperfectly, through most organizations and
activities of the Ashkenazi community. The ethnic language was included as an ...
Adina Cimet, 2012
The Brothers Ashkenazi
Breaking away from the introspective shtetl tales of classic nineteenth-century writers, I. J. Singer brought to Yiddish literature the multilayered plots, large casts of characters, and narrative sweep of the traditional European novel.
I.J. Singer, 2010
The Origin of Ashkenazi Jewry: The Controversy Unraveled
This book conveys new insights into a century-old controversy. Jits van Straten argues that there is no evidence for the most common assumption that German Jews fled en masse to Eastern Europe to constitute East European Jewry.
Jits van Straten, 2011
Ethnic Politics in Israel: The Margins and the Ashkenazi Centre
Offering an analysis on contemporary Israeli democracy, this book examines in particular society and politics from the perspectives of the different ethnic groups outside of the Ashkenazi mainstream.
As'ad Ghanem, 2010
Matsuri: Festivals of a Japanese Town
A study of the importance of festivals in Japanese society which also contains a bilingual glossary.
Michael Ashkenazi, 1993
Pinkas, Kahal, and the Mediene: The Records of Dutch ...
Scholars of the rich history of the Jews in the Dutch Republic have tended to concentrate on the remarkable story of Amsterdam.
Stefan Litt, 2008
New Challenges in Superconductivity: Experimental Advances ...
... Florida, 11-14 January 2004 Josef Ashkenazi, Mikhail V. Eremin, Joshua L.
Cohn. AND THE PHYSICS OF THE HIGH TCT CUPRATES J. Ashkenazi Physics
Department, University of Miami, P.O. Box 248046, Coral Gables, FL 33124,
Josef Ashkenazi, Mikhail V. Eremin, Joshua L. Cohn, 2006
Ethiopian Jews and Israel
Ethiopian Jews have been immigrating to Israel in ever increasing numbers since 1979. This volume describes the phenomenon and explains the issues related to the Ethiopians' absorption by Israeli society.
Michael Ashkenazi, Alex Weingrod, 1987
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ASHKENAZI»
Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Ashkenazi is used in the context of the following news items.
Many Ashkenazi Haredim Oppose Anti-Sefardi Discrimination In …
44.5% agreed that, "I wish the Gedolim [top Ashkenazi haredi rabbis] would intervene in this matter" and deal with it. Yoav Laloum, who has led ... «FailedMessiah.com, Jul 15»
Israel's rabbinate is winning the battles for religious monopoly, but …
Israel's Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef (L) and Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau. Photo by Moti Milrod. Text size. Comments (0). «Haaretz, Jul 15»
Can an 'Fro' ever really be Jewish?
Having spent 5 solid years in and around the Orthodox Ashkenazi Jewish community I was starting to miss my Afro and I wondered what I ... «Jerusalem Post Israel News, Jul 15»
It's taken me 30 years, but I'm proud to say I'm ginger
My own, I think, comes from my Ashkenazi Jewish relatives from central Europe. My great, great uncle, the first Austrian Jew to be put under ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
AmfAR Throws Dinner in Paris
Other guests included Michelle Rodriguez, Lily Donaldson, Anthony Vaccarello, Dita Von Teese, Goga Ashkenazi, Antoine Arnault and Natalia ... «WWD, Jul 15»
If You Still Think Humans Come In Distinct 'Races,' This Biologist …
... the relatively high frequency of some genetic diseases in Ashkenazi Jews could reflect the small original populations in Eastern Europe). «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
'Men Have Breasts Too'
Among people of Ashkenazi descent, that number rises to 1 in 40-a tenfold ... For anyone of Ashkenazi origin, learning more about BRCA may ... «Jewish United Fund, Jul 15»
The Sobar-Hoping to be Jerusalem's first live music club for young …
Contact Yishai Ashkenazi, CEO of AMI-Neshima at 972-258/76767. Their address is P.O. Box 2454, Jerusalem, Israel 9102302. They also have ... «Heritage Florida Jewish News, Jul 15»
Netanyahu And Haredim Scrap Conversion Reform, Vote To Give …
Netanyahu and his Likud Party promised the Ashkenazi haredi United Torah Judaism Party (UTJ) in writing that it would support canceling the ... «FailedMessiah.com, Jul 15»
Gas isn't flowing, but coalition is rife with bad blood
On Wednesday, former army Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi had lunch in Tel Aviv with Hillel Kobrinsky, a high-tech entrepreneur and MK Lapid's ... «Haaretz, Jul 15»
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