1.John, # 4 Israeliguy re Ashkenazim - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • David
    • 09.01.10 | 20:44 (IST)

    The Ashkenazim moved north first with the Romans (they were in Cologne already in the 4th cent.C.E.) They moved north through Italy and France,(esp. Alsasse-Lorraine)- into Germany and from there after the Crusades East into Poland, taking the German language with them together with some frenchified terms.I.e. "cholent = from French "chaud-et-lent), all morphing into Yiddish. Were the Askenazim of Khazar origin they would speak a turkic language.The Portugese are obviously Sephardim. David

    from the article: How has a small Portuguese Jewish community retained its genetic identity?
    First published 10:42 09.01.10 | Last updated 22:59 09.01.10
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