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Stuff Israeli Sephardim like

I know nothing about Sephardic Israelis. Luckily, someone sent this post to me via email. She wished to remain anonymous and since I really don’t know if it’s accurate I will let you folks decide. This is coming from a woman who lives in Israel and is married to a hardcore Sephardic Israeli dude.

Stuff Israeli Sephardim Like:

Kitniyot all year round

Bragging to their Ashkenazi friends about all the kitniyot they ate this Pesach

Telling all their Ashkenazi friends that they too should eat kitniyot now that they live in Israel which is “a Sephardic country”

Soft matzot on Pesach

Halvah or poppy seed filling in every conceivable desert

Netz- I still haven’t figured out why praying before the crack of dawn every day actually attracts people.

Davening at the crack of dawn even on Shabbos- It gives more time to get home and eat 2nd meal by 9:00am, leaving plenty of time for a nap and at least 3 more meals

Meat at every meal

Glass dishes- so convenient for everything

Sandals- year round wear for men and women

Dozens of pictures of various kabbalistic Ravs hanging all over the walls of their houses and businesses. Probably half of the people who own these pictures don’t even know anything about the Ravs in question, but it’s good mazal

Yelling at each other at the top of their lungs that makes every passer-by think there is about to be a murder and then sitting down to drink coffee together 5 minutes later as if nothing had happened.

Doing a-la-esh in their front yards on Yom Tov just to drive their Ashkenazi neighbors crazy

Putting whole eggs in their cholent

Making fun of how Ashkenazim can’t handle spicy food

Yelling Moroccan trills at weddings at the top of their lungs

Having separate dancing sections at weddings- one for the frum women and one where all the rest of the women and the men dance together

Kabbalah- the real deal

Singing Yigdal at every service

Singing extra verses to piyutim at Yom Kippur and other Yom Tovim that the Ashkenzim censored out of their Siddurim because they sound too Christian or conversely might offend the Christians

Putting the Shem ha-Mefurash in Neon Lights above the Aron Kodesh and neon nights in general

Attaching a “donated by” card to every item in the shul, including every light fixture, seat, sefer, and carpet

Shas- Sephardi power dudes!

Ovadya Yosef and all his cool heterim adjusted for modern Israeli life

Rav Kaduri, the Baba Sali, and the Ari z”l and talking about how much holier and more powerful these guys were than that crazy “Rebbe m’Lubavitch” ever was

Saying “L’shem yichud” 500 times a day

Saying mizmor kaf-gimel at least 10 times every Shabbos

Laughing at Ashkenazi pronunciation

Cleaning everything with Economica (Israeli style bleach)

Obsessive Pesach cleaning- “It makes me feel like a natural WOMAN…”

Cursing in Arabic

Leaving out half the prayers of Kabbalat Shabbat every week

Auctioning off honors in shul in the middle of Shabbos or Yom Tov

“Tsk”ing every mother they pass with a baby that’s not dressed in 8 or 10 layers of clothing and giving ridiculous unsolicited medical advice about how it’s bad to let your baby drink that much water or to squint through their bangs or eat such and such

Weaning their children on cucumbers and Bamba

Hummus and some kind of eggplant concoction at every meal

Saying “Bli ayin ha ra” and “bli neder” in every other sentence

Shir haShirim- I think most Sephardim know it by heart after reciting it every Shabbat and at every other opportunity one might (or might not) think of.

Pretending they have no idea what you’re talking about when Americans say something about “bagels,” “cream cheese,” “lox,” “sour cream,” “latkes,” “dreidles,” “benchers,” “shtenders,” “hamentaschen,” and a multitude of other words that characterize American Jewry.  Believe me, they know what you’re talking about; they just like seeing you stammer and feel “not really Israeli” because you don’t know that “real Israelis” have their own actual Hebrew words for all that stuff.

Pretending they don’t speak or understand a word of English.

Lighting tons of candles for Shabbos, 2 for Shamor v’Zachor, plus 1 for each kid, and goodness knows what else.

Singing zemiros and prayers from the Siddur in strange whining call and response method with a tune that really sounds like it should be coming from a loudspeaker on top of a mosque.

Over-pronouncing their gutturals


Bragging about the elite army units their sons are in- I’m starting to wonder if there are any non-elite units in the IDF the way you hear these people talk.

“Rescuing” poor miserable Ashkenazi women by marrying them so they can switch over to the higher, more enlightened Sephardi minhagim.

Things Israeli Sephardim don’t like:

Frummer than thou Ashkenazim

Draft-dodgers- “If you’re really that overly religious do sherut leumi or join one of the Haredi units; otherwise get your tachat out of my country!”

People who don’t vote Shas- A couple of elections ago, Shas ran an ad in the paper in which Ovadya Yosef promised Gehinom for anyone who voted Kadima and an instant ticket to Gan Eden to anyone who voted Shas. (And no, I am not kidding or exaggerating).

Anti-Zionists- Non-Zionists are tolerated, but if Israel had the death penalty the first candidates Sephardim would suggest for it would be those #@*&! from Neturei Karta.

People who are very concerned about keeping Shmitta.  As long as at least one rabbi somewhere says it’s ok to eat such-and-such than it must be ok.  Being machmir is so overrated.

Selichot: 40 days of getting up at 3am, need I say more?  Isn’t Netz early enough/

Gefilte fish- you call that food?

Fish and dairy together

Dairy dishes- dairy is like chametz to them

Lines- If there is a line, you can bet all the people standing in it are foreigners or Ashkenazim.  The Sephardim already cut to the front of the line 15 minutes ago.

Wigs- oh so not tzinius!  Better to wear a hat or a scarf with half your real hair sticking out of it than a sheitle.

People who don’t have lots of kids.  Even secular Sephardim have to have lots of kids, or else, chas v’chalilah we’re never going to overtake that insane Palestinian birth rate!

People who get smudges on their stairs, which must be cleaned at least once a day

Pets- but especially not dogs.  I think this comes from the fact that Arabs are scared to death of dogs and think they’re totally unclean, which stuck with their Jewish neighbors too.



Neighbors who yell “Shabbos” at the Sephardi’s off the derek kids, wives, etc who go outside and start the car or walk around outside smoking or talking on their cellphones on Shabbat.

Haredim who riot over parking lots, autopsies, theaters, swimming pools, graveyards, or any of those type of issues that Sephardim would rather go with a “live and let live” approach to.

Women in shul- on the rare occasion there is a women’s section, you can bet it will be almost empty.

Every kind of kugel except “Yerushalmi kugel”

Letting their babies go outside even in the summer without the protective covering of multiple blankets and a snowsuit.  And yes, I actually have seen women carrying around babies dressed in snowsuits on hot spring days.

Buying any baby furniture, clothes, or supplies until the day before the baby is ready to come home from the hospital, you know, just in case something goes wrong, chas v’chalilah.

Humanities degrees- “If you have to shame us by going to the university, at least get a degree in something that’s going to make you some money!”

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  • Raizy April 19, 2010, 6:50 AM

    As someone who was married to a “hardcore Sephardic Israeli dude” I can tell you that most of these are right on the money. But your friend forgot to include the most irritating one of all: the immutable belief held by every Sephardic man that HIS mother is the wisest woman and the best cook that ever walked the face of the earth.

    • Mark April 19, 2010, 1:04 PM

      And they hate take out food. Which is why the above is true, that every mother is the best cook 🙂

      • Anglo September 29, 2012, 3:04 PM

        OMG this is hilarious! So true!!

  • NonymousG April 19, 2010, 7:26 AM

    ROFL! X-D

  • GED April 19, 2010, 8:51 AM

    How about growing a moustache at the age of 8?

    • HJX April 19, 2010, 2:06 PM

      Mentioning that would be degrading to all the Sephardic women

  • Leah April 19, 2010, 8:54 AM

    Another a Ashkenaziya married to a Sephardi here.
    Very funny and true.
    Here’s another one: calling everyone “achi” – my brother

  • SephardiMeshichist April 19, 2010, 9:52 AM

    Yeah, but go to 770, almost ALL of the sephardim there are meshchist, and the ones that are will be ever so glad to talk about how close the Rebbe was to the sephardi rabbis, and how the baba sali smacked down one of ovadias rulings which countered the Rebbe 😛

    • Yochanan April 19, 2010, 4:47 PM

      “nd how the baba sali smacked down one of ovadias rulings which countered the Rebbe”

      When was this? On Monday Night Raw?

      • SephardiMeshichist April 19, 2010, 5:02 PM

        Motzei Shabat Raw 😉
        after the Rebbe Shlita’s mitzvah campaign, Ovadia ruled that it was asur for girls at the age of 3 to light shabat candles, when the Baba Sali was asked about this, he said something to the effect of : a fly with clipped should not mock the great eagle in the heavens… Ovadia quickly pulled back that ruling 😛

        • mekubal April 25, 2010, 7:07 AM

          As a member of the Abuchatzeira family I can tell you that this story is simply not true.

          Rav Ovadia Yosef ruled in Yehave Da’at 2:33(which was published in 1947) that girls SHOULD light the age of 3. He repeated this psak in his next work Yabiah Omer(2 OH 16) which was published in 1956. His initial Psak on this issue was given before the Last Lubavitcher Rebbe Z”L was even installed as the Admur of Lubavitch, and both were issued well in advance of the “mitzvah campaign” of the Lubavitcher Admur Z”L.

          The problem was that this psak ran against the ruling of the AR”I ZTz”L(Shaar Kavvanot drush Shabbat as well as other places) and thus the way the majority of Sehpardim had ruled, as Sephardi Halacha follows minhag mekubalim. Other tzadikim of note that Rav Ovadiah had ruled against at the time were:
          The Ben Ish Hai(sefer Ben Ish Hai parasah Noah)
          The Hida (Mihazik Berakha (O.H. 263:4) and Shoel V’Nishal (2, 58))
          Avir Yaakov(the grandfather of the Baba Sali) Pituhei Hotam(Parasha
          All of these poskim ruled in accordance with AR”I ZTz”L who said that a girl should not be allowed to light in the home of her mother as it impinged upon her Kavod, and for other Kabbalistic reasons.

          The issue was that already in the 1940’s Rav Ezra Attia ZTz”L and Rav Ben Tzion Abba Shaul ZTz”L were saying of Rav Ovadia, “Mi Yosef L’Yosef ein cmo Yosef”. Meaing from Maran Yosef Karo ZTz”L to Rav Ovadiah Yosef Shlita, there was never a Halakhic authority like Rav Ovadiah Yosef, with depth and breadth of Kol Torah Kula.

          So sometime after the Baba Sali ZTz”L arrived in Israel(either in late 1950 or early 1951… still before the Menachem Mendel was made admur of Lubavitch) some of the Baba Sali ZTz”L’s followers asked him if they should change their minhag to follow the ruling of Maran Ovadiah Yosef Shlita. The Baba Sali ZTz”L said no, and replied, “A newborn sparrow should not contend with the Eagles that ride the heavens.” Which in itself was a mashal that his grandfather Avir Yaakov ZTz”L would use when comparing a talmid hakham who hadn’t learned the depths of Kabbalah(a sparrow) to one who had(an Eagle).

          • Anonymous April 26, 2010, 9:32 AM

            If the guy above is wrong, how were the REAl relationships between the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Ovadia Yosef and Baba Sali?

            • Velvel September 10, 2012, 11:57 AM

              The Lubavitcher Rebbe and the Baba Sali never officially met b’gashmiut, but the Baba Sali is reported to have said he and the Rebbe met quite frequently….

              • Adam October 11, 2012, 9:27 AM

                Thank you “mekubal” for clearing things up. Keep in mind these are Tzadikim we are talking about; each had perfect Ahavat Yisrael and the utmost respect and love for each other.

  • Conservative Apikoris April 19, 2010, 1:09 PM

    Yelling at each other at the top of their lungs that makes every passer-by think there is about to be a murder and then sitting down to drink coffee together 5 minutes later as if nothing had happened.

    Um, that describes certain members of my easter European Ashkenzai family perfectly.

    Well, I guess we are related to Sefaradim, after all, we’re all Jews.

    • Anonymous December 31, 2013, 4:33 AM


  • That guy April 19, 2010, 3:13 PM

    Yeah but you have to admit they have better food, songs and girls than ashkenazim do (no japs or gefilte fish!)

  • Phil April 19, 2010, 3:16 PM

    “Leaving out half the prayers of Kabbalat Shabbat every week”


    Got stuck for 2.5 hours at a sephardi Friday night minyan, they sang Shir Hashirim passuk by passuk.

    • Chaim April 21, 2010, 12:06 AM

      Really depends which shul you end up at.

      At some, its really a very quick service. You skip right up to mizmor ldavid right before l’cha dodi. And you start this singing, facing the back of the beit knesset, through l’cha dodi.

      At others, its really very very long, like you saw that one time and includes all of kabbalat shabbat..

      • Witness February 7, 2013, 2:26 AM

        They also read everything aloud and in unison- at least at all the ones that I’ve been to.

  • Former Baltimorean April 19, 2010, 4:44 PM

    Great Post. Here is another few.

    1) Saying Ben Porat instead of Bi Ayin Hara

    2) Kissing the Paroches before leaving the Beit Keneset.

    3) Kissing their hand after shaking someone elses hand.

  • The Real Joe April 19, 2010, 5:38 PM

    Its only the Safardim who are crazy Ovadya Yosef fans have a beef with the Rebbe, the Baba Sali and Rav Kaduri both gave really big kavvod to the Rebbe

    • Anonymous April 19, 2010, 7:02 PM

      ironically enough yaakov yoseg is a meshichist, and the rebbe never had a beed with ovadia it was the other way around, maybe he was jealous that nobody called him moshiach

  • NewYorker April 19, 2010, 10:00 PM

    you forgot beating their wives and cheating on their wives.

    • Hi April 20, 2010, 12:57 AM

      Youre an asshole who falls under the category ignorant ashkenazim

      • NewYorker April 20, 2010, 8:15 AM

        Tsk tsk, always attacked for telling the truth. Go find out for yourself; walk around queens and ask Bucharian women if their husbands ever hit them. Then go to flatbush and ask Syrian men if they have ever cheated on their wives. You’ll get lots of answers in the affirmative.

        • Phil April 20, 2010, 8:37 AM

          New Yorker,

          I know more ashkenazic men that cheated on their wives than sephardim, and and some wife beaters well.

          • Mark April 20, 2010, 9:15 AM

            Yeah, but Ashkenazi men aren’t proud of it like Sefardi men 🙂

            • Phil April 20, 2010, 10:26 AM


              I’ve never heard of anyone being a proud wife beater or adulterer. Maybe Canadians still have some morals…

              • Mark April 20, 2010, 10:27 PM

                Um …. did you see the smiley face? It’s a joke! 🙂

          • NewYorker April 21, 2010, 1:24 AM

            Ashkenazi men do not hit their wives. If you know of one, I would be very surprised. For Sephardim however, this is a widespread problem. Don’t get offended just because I speak emes.

            • gioret April 21, 2010, 4:26 AM

              I know of one. I even know of several ashkenasim (frum) who beat their wives.

              And even more frum ashkenasim who beat their children.

              and even more frum ashkenasiot who tie their children to the bed when they do not want to sleep…

              • NewYorker April 21, 2010, 8:14 AM

                Please enlighten me who these frum ashkenazim are. You sound like you might live in Israel, so if you are referring to the mentally ill who live in Meah Shearim or Benei Brak, I can understand that, as those areas are rife with the lowest echelon of “frum” people, many descendants of Hungarian and Romanian scum. If you are referring to Williamsburg chassidim, Hungarian and Romanian scum also applies. If I am wrong in both guesses, do tell me where you are speaking of.

                • Phil April 21, 2010, 8:24 AM

                  New Yorker,

                  Now you expect us to believe that you are the almighty and know what every ashkenaz or Sephardi does behind closed doors?

                  You have to be one of the most immature / idiotic commenters I have ever run into on this site, besides being full of sh*t.

                  I suggest you either go back to the loony bin you escaped from, or back to your mommy to have your diapers changed.

                  • NewYorker April 21, 2010, 10:14 PM

                    Yet again I am attacked for speaking the truth. I do not sure coat what I know for a fact, nor am I EVER “dan lekav schus”. I know all the tricks, all the lies, all the horrors that both Sephardim and Ashkenazim particpate in. Unfortunately, most of these immoral actions are traits that can usually be traced ethnically. Morrocan Jews do things that Syrians tend to not, and vice versa. Same applies to Hungarian and Romanian descendants versus Galician or Russian or Polish Jews. You Phil, are like the vast majority on here; a ghetto raised nitwit who knows little about what goes on outside his immediate family and neighbors. I however know much, much more, too much in fact.

                    • Shaul April 22, 2010, 4:49 AM

                      You’re quite the nutter aren’t you?

                    • Phil April 22, 2010, 8:29 AM

                      New Yorker,

                      So everyone is scum besides Poles and Russians. You sound like a true genius.

                      From your comments I’m guessing your family originates in Russia or Poland, talk about inbred ghetto raised people.

                      I’m done having this discussion, you need a real shrink asap.

                    • NewYorker April 22, 2010, 10:00 AM

                      I’m actually half Hungarian. There are Polish and Russian lowlifes as well, but speaking in broad, sweeping, true stereotypes, most religious Hungarians and Romanians that live in Brooklyn and Monsey, are lying, thieving, cheating, scum.

                  • JSM October 6, 2011, 11:45 AM


            • Anonymous October 14, 2013, 7:04 AM

              HAH. HAH. HAH.

        • Yochanan April 20, 2010, 10:30 AM

          Off the boat guys from 3rd world countries don’t speak for ALL Sfardim.

        • Anonymous October 14, 2013, 7:03 AM

          I have never met a Sephardi woman, even one who BECAME Sephardi, who would LET her husband abuse her. Trust me, its the Sephardi WOMEN you need to look out for!
          –I am a Sephardi woman, and I grew up Moroccan and surrounded by Sephardim and Persians

    • Heshy Fried April 20, 2010, 2:05 AM

      Why do they like the arbah minim so much?

      Because it’s a Hiddur (hit her) mitzvah

      • anon April 20, 2010, 12:45 PM

        To all you people obsessed with wife beating comments:
        I don’t know about NY, but here in Israel, most Sephardi women do the army, which means if their husbands tried to beat them, they would probably break the guys’ arms off. 🙂 In all seriousness though, shalom bait is a huge priority in Sephardic halacha, and that does not include wife-beating.

        • NewYorker April 21, 2010, 1:26 AM

          My mother grew up in Netanya, and regaled me with tales of the local Moroccans hitting their wives. So anon, take your fantasies to Middle Earth or Hogwarts or wherever the hell else you want to peddle your nonsense.

          • Shaul April 22, 2010, 3:22 AM

            Oh, so your mother told you so? Well then it must be true! -_-‘

            • NewYorker April 22, 2010, 10:02 AM

              My mother has never lied in her life, unlike your mother, who is probably a cheating whore.

              • Shaul April 22, 2010, 12:59 PM


              • Shaul April 22, 2010, 1:04 PM

                Struck a nerve, did I?

                • NewYorker April 23, 2010, 12:08 AM

                  not really Shaul-Shit-For-Brains, not really.

    • Anonymous April 20, 2010, 5:58 AM

      at least their wives are fit (not really true since they steal so many of your women)

    • gioret April 21, 2010, 4:27 AM

      I know enough frum ashkenasim who cheat on their wives…

    • JSM October 6, 2011, 11:42 AM

      New Yorker,

      Ever heard of “short man complex”? I believe you suffer from “J-Dub complex”. One’s race or religion does not attest men cheating or beating on their wives, psychological problems do. (Ashkenaz men do not beat their wives, because their wives beat them. Oh, that felt tasteless even while typing it!) Generalizing people is so petty and ignorant. It’s people like you who separate the community, we are all Jews, but unfortunately not all intelligent (Exhibits = your comments).

      Go eat your gefilte fish, of mechubas, chop up the beautiful Hebrew language, & continue to segregate Sephardim – then go say, “We want Mesiach now!” SERIOUSLY?? SMH.

      P.S. Sephardic men are WAY HOTTER, anyway. 😉

      • June Bug May 4, 2014, 3:27 PM

        Why can’t we strike back at racists without becoming racists ourselves? It’s not necessary to attack Ashkenazim in order to defend Sephardim. Just saying. I’m Ashkenazi by the way.

  • Gefilte Fish April 19, 2010, 10:14 PM

    “Putting whole eggs in their cholent”

    You forgot to mention, the eggs are still in their shell. you have to peel it with your fork!

  • Ari April 19, 2010, 10:59 PM

    What about being kind and warmhearted?

  • chosid April 19, 2010, 11:21 PM

    what the heck is Doing a-la-esh in their front yards?

    Also watch what you say about the Rebbe. He’s your Rebbe too.

  • this is true: April 20, 2010, 6:00 AM

    “Frummer than thou Ashkenazim”

    and they are not the only ones. :I

  • Leead April 20, 2010, 8:29 AM

    “Cleaning everything with Economica (Israeli style bleach)”
    i’ve pondered about this one for years, and now it finally makes sense. my father uses this for everything!! it’s like the windex in the movie my big fat greek wedding (if anyone has seen it). i’d like to add that this type of bleach is not the default name brands like clorox, etc…it is a mix of all types of antibacterial things. i beleive that if a drop of this stuff landed on your skin it would be like sulfuric acid.

  • b April 20, 2010, 10:10 AM

    calling people “kaparah” “neshama” and obviously “achi,” being in your business no matter what, crying and yelling, being overly emotional, white walls with a trillion crooked pictures on them, tehillim, for the guys: shirts that are two too many buttons open in the front (the better to show off your hairy chest and “chai” necklace with :P)

  • Yochanan April 20, 2010, 10:34 AM

    What’s ‘Al HaEsh and why don’t Ashkenazim like it?

    • The author April 20, 2010, 12:38 PM

      A-la-esh is Israeli slang for “grilling out”- Many sephardim only do it on Yom Ha’Atzmaut and on Yom Tov (just to prove that they’re taking advantage of the ability to cook on Tom Tov). It’s sort of like Lag B’Omer only with meat.

      • Yochanan April 20, 2010, 1:32 PM

        So it’s a portmanteu of “a la”, as in a la mode, and esh, fire.

        Why don’t Ashkenazim like it?

        • The author April 20, 2010, 4:49 PM

          Don’t get me wrong, Ashkenazim like a-la-esh too, but they don’t do it in their front yards on Yom Tov. Maybe something to do with Marit Ayin? Because after all, we all know that those people did not actually bother to bring a fire out of their house and “transfer” it to the grill. If you bring a lighter outside your house and light it, I’m pretty sure that’s not really “transfering a flame,” but since an actual transfer of flame would have been technically possible, that’s enough for most Israeli Sephardim to take any worry of “marit ayin” right out of their heads (if such a thought ever entered in the first place).

        • Anon April 25, 2010, 5:24 PM

          It’s Al Ha Esh “on the fire”, (said fast with the Hey almost silent)otherwise known as a BBQ.

          Every Israeli I ever met loves them not just sfardim.

  • gioret April 21, 2010, 4:23 AM

    Things sefardim like
    – spicy stuff
    – bragging at how spicy they eat
    – bragging about how un-spicy the stuff is when an ashkenazy just left the table with a red head and trying to breathe…

  • Zalman June 10, 2010, 7:12 PM

    dudes what’s with all these hateful comments? calm down yiddin!
    and also, Arizal was ashkenazi actually. And no one cares if they respect their rabbis more or whatever mentality they have regarding The Rebbe, it doesn’t matter, he’s mashiach, those other ones aren’t.

  • B.BarNavi September 6, 2010, 8:27 PM

    You forgot some:

    Being bewildered at American Sephardim who do not speak a lick of Hebrew, and getting pissed at those who speak it with an American accent.

    Inter-ethnic gloating. (Currently applies only to Moroccans vs. everyone else)

  • B.BarNavi September 6, 2010, 8:37 PM

    Also, while it may suck to wake up during ungodly hours for that long of a period… at least our selihot don’t suck, and in fact rock quite hard.

  • B.BarNavi September 6, 2010, 8:59 PM

    And I forgot:

    Shiviti menorahs (Th’ 67) and Modim deRabannan, plastered EVERYWHERE on the walls of the synagogues. When I was in Yerushalayim, I davened at a Sephardi-Yerushalmi shul where the Modim and the Berikh Shemeh were inlaid on the walls next to the aron in HUEG print.

  • Shlomo January 8, 2012, 9:44 PM


  • Reuven April 22, 2012, 9:24 AM

    Lashon Ha Ra, Lashon Ha Ra, Lashon Ha Ra, greatest sin especially if you talk about community as a whole
    R. Chofetz Haim will approve non of this nonsense.
    Those who divides Jews into Sephardi, Ashkenazim or any other alike, will not see Gan Eden for sure. Please strive for the Unity, and most of all shut up your dirty mouths.
    I am asking the moderator of this site to remove this post ASAP.

  • B.BarNavi September 10, 2012, 7:07 PM

    “I am asking the moderator of this site to remove this post ASAP.”

    Oh, good luck with that!! Oh, and take that unity back to your bin of impossible ideas – we didn’t create the division in the first place, and it certainly wasn’t us who created the socio-economic and power divsions.

  • Michael Makovi September 16, 2012, 9:59 AM

    “and neon nights in general”

    OMG yes!!!!!

  • Pumpkin December 6, 2012, 7:31 PM

    When invited to dinner at a sephardic/mizrahi home,you are family and made to feel as worthy or even worthier than related family and are always asked to visit again…without invitation.

  • anonymous 2 December 17, 2012, 7:51 PM

    About New Yorker comments
    It’s obvious that New Yorker is a wanna be racist who denied entrance into white supremacists groups decided to create his own Version where he attacks his own people. He apparently admires “Yo Mama” jokes and I wonder if he is 12 years old or a 50 year old living in his parents basement with mental and immaturity issues. whether in World War 2, or in today’s Israel, Anti-Semites care not where a Jew comes from nor were the Palestinians rockets aimed at one particular kind of Jew. Lastly, in 1492 Europe’s Jewish Population was 90% European Sephardim . They immigrated to the Middle East but returned to guess where?
    Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Balkan Countries and Netherlands. Shaking the stigma from the Inquisition, many adopted the Ashkenazim culture, including German names because Ashkenzazim had reached a level of intellectual and economic affluence in Europe. Hamburg was the destination of most Sephardim.
    One reason for the frequency of German names among Jews is a 1787 Austro-Hungarian law. The Austro-Hungarian Empire, which controlled a substantial part of Europe at the time, was the first country in Europe that required Jews to register a permanent family surname, and they required that this surname be German. A copy of the decree can be found on the Polish-Jewish genealogy website, Shoreshim

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  • June Bug May 4, 2014, 4:28 PM

    “Laughing at Ashkenazi pronunciation”

    YES. This is true though I don’t think it’s meant to be hurtful. Still, I do find it to be very insulting when Sephardim poke fun at my dialect. Tomato, TomAtO people!


  • Achiezer August 1, 2016, 9:44 PM

    I am religious Sephardic( bukharian ) and I can confirm all of this lmao

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