The way he spoke, his countenance, and his gestures were like those of the Italians.But later, when we began seeing each other, he swore to me that he was a Spanish-speaking Jew.Although young Sephardi and Ashkenazi immigrants often met on the street, in schools, and in the workplace, they spoke different languages, had different cultural mores and religious rites, and even pronounced Hebrew differently.As a result many Ashkenazim, who formed the vast majority of Jews in the country, had difficulties believing that their Sephardi neighbors were in fact Jews.In early-twentieth-century New York City, as elsewhere in the United States, immigrant communities of Yiddish-speaking Ashkenazi Jews and Ladino-speaking Sephardi Jews settled in the same neighborhoods.Many Yiddish-speaking immigrants had their first chance to meet Sephardim under these circumstances.Although I am not remarkably well-educated, I have always wanted to marry a well-educated boy of the Jewish faith.One of my girlfriends took me to the Oriental ball organized by At first glance I thought him Italian.
The following source, written in the form of an advice-seeking letter, a genre that first appeared in New York in the Yiddish-language newspaper : I am a Jewish girl born in Russia who came to America eight years ago.
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At the beginnings of the 90 and end of the 80, (when the liberalization of Soviet) many Jews migrate to Israel, to the United States of America and also Germany.
In spite of this, the population of Jews in Russia and other countries of the USSR (Ex former Soviet Union) like Ukraine, Belarus or Moldova makes them one of the biggest Jewish populations of Europe.