A more compelling explanation than handwashing or Passover cleaning.

Kathryn Glatter and Paul Finkelman
Feb. 11 2021 12:01AM

A homogenous group, some of whose ancestors came from far away.

Amanda Borschel-Dan
June 9 2020 12:01AM

Sheep skins and cow hide.

Rossella Tercatin
June 4 2020 12:01AM

Descendants of conversos, scattered among the nations.

Sarah Zhang
Dec. 26 2018 12:01AM

What’s wrong with playing God?

J. David Bleich, Edward Burns and Neville Sanjana
Jan. 16 2018 12:01AM

If anything, it confirms biblical accounts.

Jonathan Bernier
Aug. 3 2017 12:01AM

Most likely, Jewish men from the Middle East came to India and married local women.

Michele Chabin
June 28 2017 12:01AM

Is God’s image in a cell?

Jonathan Kirsch
July 27 2015 12:01AM

Survivors have lower-than-expected levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

Tori Rodriguez
March 17 2015 12:01AM

Why the disproportionate number of Jews with Nobel prizes? The latest answer—genetic adaptation—is insufficient, and no one has identified how it works.   

July 18 2014 12:01AM

Are Ashkenazi Jews descended from a semi-nomadic Turkic tribe that converted to Judaism in the 10th century? The theory is beguiling; it’s also false.    

Ofer Aderet
June 27 2014 12:01AM

A new genetic study of Ashkenazi Jews traces their maternal lineage to Europe rather than the Near East—suggesting, if true, that Jewish men married local women.

Kate Yandell
Oct. 10 2013 12:00AM