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Dutch Ashkenazi Ethos #general


Aubrey Jacobus <zen28027@...>
 

I have a 100% Polish ancestry : 50 years ago I married into a family with
a 75% Dutch ancestry to some mild eyebrow raising on both sides :
One of the more striking differences I observed in the ethos of both groups
was in the area of " Covert " ( respect ) :
In the Dutch families there was the supreme importance attached to
" Covert " - e.g . to be left out of an invitation to a stone setting by
some remote acquaintance was regarded as an unforgiveable insult.

Was this exceptional ? or typical

Aubrey Jacobus


Judith Romney Wegner
 

Aubrey Jacobus wrote:

I have a 100% Polish ancestry : 50 years ago I married into a family
witha 75% Dutch ancestry to some mild eyebrow raising on both sides
:One of the more striking differences I observed in the ethos of both
groups was in the area of " Covert " ( respect ) :
e.g . to be left out of an invitation to a stone setting bysome
remote acquaintance was regarded as an unforgivable insult.

Dear Aubrey,

Maybe that's why people announce stone-settings in the JC along with
the hatches, matches and despatches?

By the way, I would have thought that "koved" (Yiddish corruption
of the biblical Hebrew word kavod, meaning "honor") would by
definition need to be "overt" rather than "covert." In fact,
"Covert Koved" strikes me as a great oxymoron! (-:) (Sorry,
couldn't resist that one!)

Judith Romney Wegner


Ury Link
 

Dear Genners,
Aubrey Jacobus wright:

>>I have a 100% Polish ancestry : 50 years ago I married into a family with
a 75% Dutch ancestry to some mild eyebrow raising on both sides :
One of the more striking differences I observed in the ethos of both groups
was in the area of " Covert " ( respect ) :
In the Dutch families there was the supreme importance attached to
" Covert " - e.g . to be left out of an invitation to a stone setting by
some remote acquaintance was regarded as an unforgivable insult.
Was this exceptional ? or typical>>>

First I guess that you mean the Yiddish word "Kowed" in stead
of "Covert". Kowed mean Respect ,honour and get out >from the Hebrew word
Kawod.

I don't think that Ashkenazi Jews in Holland are more of less sensitive
then in other Jewish communities. It happened in every family that you
find a person hoe is insulated because he don't was invited to a
celebration or he don't get a invitation to a stone setting ect....
by some people it is unforgivable and some people don't care like I do.
Take it easy !!

Best regards
Ury Link
Amsterdam
Holland