After the destruction of the Temple. Some continued to live in Palestine Others went far away,they were in the M.E.China other parts of Asia,Europe etc.etc with evidence of their sojourn going back over a thousand years. The cultural differences are those of people coming from all over the world. They have much more in common than dividing. There is inter-marriage between the groups and the problems will resolve themselves with time. Israel has its share of fruit loopies only the people that sanctimoniously and obssesively come here to criticise Israel are "perfect". I never cease to be amazed by the vehemence of their hatred. Kind regards. PSM
Police disperse hundreds in brawl in Kafr Manda, northern Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: Jewish rightist: 'Finish Hitler's work, kill Ashkenazi Jews'