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The next in a weekly series of 10 minute topics teaching about various topics within Judaism. This week's topic is: Ashkenazim Jews.
The Ashkenazim Jews are Jews and their descendents who lived in communities along the Rhine River in western Germany and northern France. The term Ashkenazi is a medieval term that specifically refers to these Jewish communities. These communities later spread into Lithuania and Poland and then into the wider world. Ashkenazim are identified primarily with German-Jewish customs.