Maybe the Birchites are right . . . maybe the "international bankers" really are "secretly behind Communism!" [/sarcasm]
There are two types of jews - the Ashkenazi and the Sephardi.
Over 90 per cent of jews in the world today are Ashkenazi (plural, Ashkenazim)
“The Jews of our times fall into two main divisions: Sephardim and Ashkenazim.
” The Sephardim are descendants of the Jews who since antiquity had lived in Spain (in Hebrew Sepharad) until they were expelled at the end of the fifteenth century and settled in the countries bordering the Mediterranean, the Balkans, and to a lesser extent in Western Europe. They spoke a Spanish-Hebrew dialect, Ladino, and preserved their own traditions and religious rites. In the 1960s, the number of Sephardim was estimated at 500,000.
” The Ashkenazim, at the same period, numbered about eleven million. Thus, in common parlance, Jew is practically synonymous with Ashkenazi Jew.”