Definition: Ashkenazim, Sephardim, Blood Libel, Dhimmi, Kashrut

My ongoing education about Judaism, and history of the Jewish Diaspora as part of my world art history education on Khan Academy.

 

Ashkenazim

Jews who can trace their ancestry back to Central and Eastern European areas

 

Sephardim

Jews who can trace their ancestry back to Central and Eastern European areas

 

Blood libel

A centuries-old false allegation that Jews murder Christians – especially Christian children – to use their blood for ritual purposes

 

Dhimmi

“People of the book”, what Jews were known as in Muslim areas in the Middle Ages

 

Kashrut

Jewish dietary laws

 

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