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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.

The Sages, or Wise Men, of Chelm

A roundup of the best Chelm stories.

Polish Jewry Between the Wars

Jewish life in Poland between the wars was characterized by both cultural dynamism and conflict.