You are not a Jew! Genetic Study Reportedly Proves Khazar Ancestry For Ashkenazi Jews

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Ashkenazi Jews are a mix of genetic ancestries, far more of which than previously thought originating in tribes from the Caucasus – a region that sits in between Eastern Europe and Asia between the Black and the Caspian seas, Reuters reports. Those Slav, Scythian, Hunnic-Bulgar, Iranian, Alan and Turkic tribes formed a confederation that created the Khazar empire – which at its height stretched from Kiev in the west to the Aral Sea in the southeast. Members of those tribes, thought to be primarily from the upper and merchant classes, converted to Judaism in the 8th century CE, a new genetic study has found. Those conversions are believed to have been sparked by a small number of Jews with origins in the biblical Land of Israel who traveled to the region.

Genetic Study Reportedly Proves Khazar Ancestry For Ashkenazi Jews

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