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An interesting parts of being with my fiance, who is of a different race/culture than me has been the eye-opening experience not only of her culture, but how many different Jewish groups have gone through cultural erasure and how this can either be by violent force or by what happens when a group is saved and then "incorporated" into another group.

Since Maghrebi Jews consisted of both Maghrebi and Sephardi, they weren't considered "Sephardic" until relatively recently.

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@emacsen There's also the case where people deliberately give up their ancestral identity and join a different culture. My maternal ancestors spoke #Gaelic for centuries after coming to North America. My great-grandparents chose not to teach it to their children; they believed, probably correctly, that there were more opportunities for English-speakers. I feel it as a loss, but it's hard to fault them.

They did keep the faith though.

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@mpjgregoire There's a difference between choosing to teach your children a language or not (my parents didn't teach me French despite me being born in Paris) and having your people "assigned" to a group by a governmental entity.

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@emacsen That's certainly true.

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@emacsen The Jewish culture is so fascinating in every era. ~200BC to 1AD is CRAZY. The fall out of Antiochus, the Maccabean revolt, the Hellenized Jews who remained in the empire, etc.

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