24 Nov '14, 11am

7 things you didn’t know about Jews in Singapore

Early Jewish immigrants were considered Sephardim Jews – broadly meaning Jewish people whose ancestors come from the Ottoman world. Ashkenazi Jews refer to Jewish people who have European origins. During the early years, Sephardim and Ashkenazi Jews did not mix. The poorer Sephardim stayed in the Jewish quarter while the richer Sephardim moved to the suburban areas. The Ashkenazi kept to their community; many did not have permanent residences here. Many also chose to send their children back to Europe to study.

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