Ashkenazi

Jewish Genetic Diseases: Frequently Asked Questions

What you need to know about screening, risks and ethical concerns.

Who Are Ashkenazi Jews?

The Jewish ethnic identity most readily recognized by North Americans -- the culture of matzah balls, black-hatted Hasidim, and Yiddish -- originated in medieval Germany.

Ashkenazi Haroset

A recipe for the sweet fruit paste on the Passover seder plate.

The 22 Best Yiddish Words to Know

A brief glossary of important and commonly used Yiddish words and phrases.

Tzenah Urenah

How the Yiddish translation of the Torah, Megillot and Haftarot became associated with women.

El Maleh Rahamim

A prayer of remembrance.

Sephardic, Ashkenazic, Mizrahi and Ethiopian Jews

The Jewish world is more ethnically and racially diverse than many people realize.

Jewish Genetic Diseases: Resource Guide

Organizations that can help with screening and counseling

Types of Jews

The many ethnic and religious subgroups within the Jewish community.

Israel’s Vibrant Jewish Ethnic Mix

Just because Israel is a Jewish country doesn't mean all Jews are the same.