Ashkenazic Pronunciation (ahsh-ken-AH-zik)
Historically, Ashkenazic Jews (Jews from Central and Eastern Europe and their descendants) pronounced some Hebrew sounds differently than Sephardic Jews (Jews from Spain and the Mediterranean area and their descendants). The Sephardic pronunciation of Hebrew is increasingly becoming the norm, because it is the pronunciation used in Israel. However, you will still hear Ashkenazic pronunciations in many (but not all) Orthodox communities and among older Jews in all Jewish communities. See Hebrew Alphabet; Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jews.