Sir, Very short - in alphabetic order 1. Ashkenasi - Ashkenaz is Germany in Hebrew - descendants of Pisan Jews invited by Charlemagne to Europe (Germany,) living there for at least 1000 years and substantially annihilated by Hitler (6 milloins). 2 Spharadi - Spharad is Spain in Hebrew - descendants of Jews of Spain, Grece, ME. 2 brotherly branches of the same=same people. Question was asked in view of the inflammatory article.
Route 1 to Jerusalem reopened to traffic as fire outside of Jerusalem continues (Haaretz)
from the article: Jewish rightist: 'Finish Hitler's work, kill Ashkenazi Jews'