Re: Why was I told my mother's family were German Jews when they weren't? #austria-czech


Lee Jaffe
 

I was told Yekkie was a term given to German Jews in Israel, referring to their penchant for dressing in European style -- wearing suit jackets (jacket = yeket), for instance -- despite the weather and more casual style that other Israelis adopted.  A lot of Israeli literature touches on the differences in different Jewish communities from Euope arriving there.  Amos Oz, Meir Shalev...

Lee Jaffe

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