A more compelling explanation than handwashing or Passover cleaning.
A homogenous group, some of whose ancestors came from far away.
Sheep skins and cow hide.
Descendants of conversos, scattered among the nations.
What’s wrong with playing God?
If anything, it confirms biblical accounts.
Most likely, Jewish men from the Middle East came to India and married local women.
Is God’s image in a cell?
Survivors have lower-than-expected levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
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.
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.