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5 Mind-Blowing Differences Between Sephardic & Ashkenazi Jews | Big Jewish Ideas

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5 Mind-Blowing Differences Between Sephardic & Ashkenazi Jews | Big Jewish IdeasWhile about 93% of American Jews identify with Ashkenazi heritage, Israel and the globe are home to a diverse mix of Sephardic, Mizrahi, and other Jewish communities. Yet, media often presents an Ashkenormative image, overshadowing the reality that a significant number of Jews worldwide don't fit into this category. In North America, the major Jewish communities are Ashkenazi - with ties to countries like Germany, France, and Eastern Europe - and Sephardic, from Portugal and Spain. But that's just part of the story - globally, there exists a vibrant mosaic of other Jewish cultures, including Mizrahi Jews from the Middle......