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Khazars

The Israeli historian Shlomo Sand has attracted attention by resuscitating long-discredited theories about the supposedly non-Middle Eastern origins of the Jewish people and ostentatiously declaring. . .

Shaul Bartal
Jan. 13 2015 12:01AM

There are currently three main theories about how the language of Ashkenazi Jewry developed; the truth is likely to include elements of all three. 

July 29 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

The theory that Ashkenazi Jews descend from the Khazars, a semi-nomadic Turkic tribe of the 10th century, is not only malicious; there’s also no evidence for it.

Shaul Stampfer
March 19 2014 12:01AM

Efforts to link contemporary Jewish DNA to the semi-nomadic Turkic tribe of the 10th century are as false as they are politically motivated. 

Yori Yanover
Feb. 24 2014 12:01AM

“Dara, you’ll love this!” Actually, I don’t.

Jan. 21 2014 12:00AM

For some intellectuals, it all depends.

Oct. 30 2013 8:57PM