Surprise: Ashkenazi Jews Are Genetically European

To remember

  • origin of Ashkenazi Jews, who come most recently from Europe > at least their maternal lineage may derive largely from Europe.
  • finding contradicts notion that European Jews mostly descend from people who left Israel + Middle East around 2,000 years ago.
  • substantial proportion of population originates from local Europeans who converted to Judaism
  • Little known about history of Ashkenazi Jews before they were expelled from the Mediterranean + settled in what is now Poland around the 12th century.
  • Ashkenazi Jews genetically as closely related to each other as fourth or fifth cousins
  • Past research = 50 percent to 80 percent of DNA from Ashkenazi Y chromosome originated in the Near East => supports story wherein Jews came from Israel + largely eschewed intermarriage when they settled in Europe. [The Holy Land: 7 Amazing Archaeological Finds]
  • historical documents tell slightly different tale > by time of destruction of  Second Temple in A.D. 70 > 6 million Jews living in the Roman Empire > outside Israel, mainly in Italy and Southern Europe. <=  only about 500,000 lived in Judea
  • major Jewish communities were outside Judea
  • four founders responsible for 40 percent of Ashkenazi mitochondrial DNA > originated in Europe.
  • more than 80 percent of maternal lineages of Ashkenazi Jews traced to Europe, with only a few lineages originating in the Near East.
  • debunk one of most questionable hypotheses: that most Ashkenazi Jews can trace their roots to mysterious Khazar Kingdom that flourished during the ninth century in region between Byzantine Empire + Persian Empire
  • founding Ashkenazi women = converts from local European populations.

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The Muslim Times

By Tia Ghose, Staff Writer | October 8, 2013


An Orthodox Jewish man with the traditional peyos, or long sidelocks.
Credit: Kobby Dagan / Shutterstock.com

The origin of the Ashkenazi Jews, who come most recently from Europe, has largely been shrouded in mystery. But a new study suggests that at least their maternal lineage may derive largely from Europe.

Though the finding may seem intuitive, it contradicts the notion that European Jews mostly descend from people who left Israel and the Middle East around 2,000 years ago. Instead, a substantial proportion of the population originates from local Europeans who converted to Judaism, said study co-author Martin Richards, an archaeogeneticist at the University of Huddersfield in England.
Little is known about the history of Ashkenazi Jews before they were expelled from the Mediterranean and settled in what is now Poland around the 12th century. On average, all Ashkenazi Jews are genetically…

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A Secret of our Enemy :Inter-Ethnic Fault Lines Among the Jews (Full Article)

The broigus or the non-willingness to talk to the other-one or enemy, has created more non-understanding and ridiculous division instead of co-operation or acceptance of differences.

Still today there is perhaps even more exclusion in Judaism and unnecessary isolation and exclusion, instead of getting to know each other more and working together as equals working for and showing the same love for the Same One True God.

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To remember

  •  Jews survived + adapted by holding firmly to their defensive creed
  • Jews complaining > their communities suffering from inter-ethnic + intergenerational conflict.
  • modern Ashkenazi Jews developed peculiar way of expressing anger at one another => makes our family quarrels unusually prolonged + bitter. > demand more justice of others than prepared to offer => quarrels = so obdurate because desire more justice than available in this world.
  • Quarrelers = adept at enmeshing the unwary.
  • In most cultures an angry person longs to unload his rage on the wrongdoer > Jewish quarreler, in contrast, prides him or herself on not talking to the offender > elaborate endlessly to anyone on the injustice he’s suffered—with the crucial exception of the putative wrongdoer.
  • broigus = “a fight where people won’t talk to each other.” > Not talking = most distinguishes Jewish quarrel from all other kinds
  • absence of contact with the alleged wrongdoer, quarrels become obdurate => quarrel becomes a theodicy
  • quarrelsomeness =  Jewish fate > biblical books + rabbinic literature replete with admonitions against stiff-necked pride.
  • Ashkenazi quarrel =/= fate = pronounced moral/theological dimension that makes it appear that way.
  • having possession = experienced as a proxy for a permanent + living closeness
  • hahamim in some Sephardic Jewish communities > contrasts with  contemporary Ashkenazi rabbinate who tend to duck out when the swinging starts. > struggle for dominance within a family is ancient + ubiquitous, but  willingness to destroy the family in pursuit of it is not.
  • Other quarrelsome cultures tend to focus on outsiders (the IRA versus Britain) or nonfamilial rivals (competing Mafia families).
  • sources of Jewish inwardness = anti-Semitism on the one side (including the inheritance of the Holocaust), + excesses of modern Jewish piety on the other.
  • Anti-Semitism leaves Jews with no obvious point of escape: => secular + religious Jews feel compelled to view their origin as a burdensome fate + their brethren as source of their problem. => In their desire to free themselves from Jew-hatred, Jews turn their bitterness on—other Jews.
  • salient features of Jewish quarrel in Holy Land—inwardness, sternness, shunning, claim to own the faith and its history implied in the very terms “Orthodox” + “Haredim,” > will to self-destruction = remarkably similar to  Ashkenazi quarrels among secular Jews in the West.
  • nasty feuds regularly kicked off within synagogues by disgruntled congregants anxious to disengage themselves from a rabbi—often a learned, decent man, + almost never one so base or negligent as to deserve the public humiliation his congregants dish out.
  • Family peace requires placing tensions + dissatisfactions native to family life in a larger frame.
  • Jewish communal institutions have lost ability to curb disastrous secularization of pious impulses. > rabbinate dependent on wealthy donors + too exposed to forces of the Jewish quarrel, to dare the attempt.
  • Ashkenazi quarrel = outcome of approaching inheritance + other family matters with a misplaced religious zeal.
  •  quarrel = shadow of Ashkenazi Judaism

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The Numen Matrix

With Military Quotes

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Introduction: There is the famous Jewish saying, “if one of us is attacked, all of us are attacked.” On the one hand this culturally accepted twist of logic is their strength, but on the other hand it is their weakness. The white culture does not have this ethos, rather we are more guided by the principle of logos, which ultimately accepts reason as supreme over the official or cultural law of the land. Jews survived and adapted by holding firmly to their defensive creed, white culture survived and adapted by always holding reason and logic as something that could ignore and surpass all former tradition or codified law. However this leaves white culture under threat from the Jews among us who operate primarily for the benefit of Jewish interests, hence as parasites.

In a recent article from Tablet magazine we read of Jews…

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How to Read the Bible (sequel 2)

When going to read and trying to study the bible it is best to make a plan beforehand, with the knowledge that it is not so useful to just read the book in one go once in a lifetime. It is a library of 66 books which demands repetitive reading, not confusing or taking additional human notes as being part of God's Words.

A beginning by the 2016 Chanukah celebrations

By the beginning of the 2016 festival of Chanukah presenting a new blog on the net. Looking at mankind and seeing so many religious groups I wonder what their relation might be to the worshipping of the real Creator or Maker of the universe.