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Jewish Heritage

Question: Shalom aleychem, I have a question to my "jewish heritage". I am from Germany. My parents came in the 70's from north-eastern Turkey, from a town called Trabzon (Trapezunt/Trebizond). This area is known as the "pontic" area, as there lived a lot of greek pontic people.They still speak next to turkish, the old greek language called "romeyka". I made a DNAethnicity test last year and was told, that ...

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Bracha of Sheasa Nissim for a Convert

Question: Does a ger make the bracha al ha nissim.....it speaks of avosainu yet he is not of that.....I was told he says sh'asa nissim l'yisroel. Is that correct? Thank you Answer: A convert may recite the regular bracha of שעשה נסים לאבותינו. There is one opinion to change the text as you mentioned, but the ruling follows the Mishna Brura who brings only the first opinion to recite the regular bracha. See ...

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