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CMOT Dibbler
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posted 12 May 2004 09:57 PM      Profile for CMOT Dibbler     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I have heard tell that before the British started mucking about in Palestine, there was a small population of Middle Eastern Jews (I would use the term Sephardic, but I really don't think that applies in this case) living in the territory. My question is, What happened to them once the Ashganazis started to arrive en masse? Did they fight the newcomers along with the Arab neighbors?
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DrConway
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From what I understand there is some tension between the Sephardic and Ashkenazy Judaic "sects" (I hesitate to use the word, but I can't think of a better one at the moment) that persists even today. The Ashkenazys apparently tend to view the Sephardics as being somewhat "backwards" primarily because the bulk of the Sephardic peoples tended to concentrate in Eastern Europe and held more firmly to quite old Jewish traditions in the face of quite strong anti-Jewish attitudes among the local populations of Eastern Europe.
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al-Qa'bong
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posted 13 May 2004 12:14 AM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I always thought the Sephardim were the Jews who lived from Iberia to Iraq. The Ashkenazis are European - Eastern and Western.
Here's a link

None of this answers the Dibbler's question, though.


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Mycroft_
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posted 13 May 2004 01:18 AM      Profile for Mycroft_     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Most of the Jews in pre-Zionism Jerusalem were extremely religious (and many of them had immigrated from Europe over the centuries). If there were tensions with the immigrant Zionists it was likely over secular/religous issues rather than ethnicity.
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CMOT Dibbler
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posted 13 May 2004 09:45 PM      Profile for CMOT Dibbler     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post

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