always!!! so Sephardic and Ashkenazim are the two types of Jews based on what region in the world you come from. ashkenaz jews are Jews who come from centeral and eastern europe, north america etc. and sephardic jews come from the middle east, north africa, portugal, and spain. i could be wrong dont quote me on any of this. but anyways I personally am half sephardic half ashkenaz because my maternal family is Iraqui-Jewish and my paternal family is from Poland. but for example someone whos parents are both canadian would be ashkenaz and someone whos parents are both israeli would be sephardic. i hope that makes sense! there are various cultural differences between the two types of Jews. historically, Sephardic Jews have been more integrated into the local non-Jewish culture than Ashkenazic Jews. in the Christian lands where Ashkenazic Judaism flourished, the tension between Christians and Jews was great, and Jews tended to be isolated from non-jews. When you think of the middle-eastern jewish image that is sephardic and when you think of the european jewish image that is ashkenazi. some pronunciations of words differ, some traditions differ (ex. date vs. apple haroset on passover, sephardim eat rice on passover and ashkenaz dont etc), also sephardim dont really speak yiddish it is a predominantly ashkenaz language, there are also differences in torah tropes. im sure you can google more but being a mix of both is awesome as i get the best of both cultures!!!