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Uncovering ancient Ashkenaz – the birthplace of Yiddish speakers

Did Ashkenazi Jews descend from ancient Turkey? Everett Historical/ShutterstockThe search for the location of Ashkenaz – thought to be the birthplace of Ashkanazic Jews and the Yiddish language – is one of the longest quests in human history. It has been lasted at least 1,000 years and is perhaps second only to Noah’s Ark, which has been searched for since at least the 3rd century AD.

The place name Ashkenaz occurs three times in the Bible, but by the Middle Ages the exact origin of Ashkenaz was forgotten. Because of the migration of the Ashkenazic Jews it later became associated with …read more

Source: The Conversation

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