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Study Says All Ashkenazi Jews Are 30th Cousins

Researchers identify 350-person founding population of Ashkenazi Jewry

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Are Ashkenazi Jews Descended From Khazars?

New research in the ongoing academic debate says no

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Where Did Yiddish Come From?

An explosive debate erupts from footnotes suggesting that Ashkenazi Jews are Europeans

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What Your Jewish Last Name Says About You

A look at the history and roots of common Ashkenazi surnames

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Israeli TV Series Examines The Lives of Mizrahim

Amnon Levy’s latest miniseries probes Israel’s so-called ‘ethnic demon’

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What The Gene Patent Ruling Means for Jews

Supreme Court decision will make BRCA mutation testing more accessible

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Sundown: Breaking! Ashkenazim Are Smart

Plus, Adelsons offer new Birthright gift, King kills Blitzer, and more

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Persian Gulf

Thirty years after the Islamic Revolution made them exiles, the Persian Jews of Los Angeles are split in new ways by an old question: how much to hold on to religious and cultural traditions forged in a country that now hates them

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Ashkenaz Unbound

An online encyclopedia brings the world of Eastern European Jewry to life

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Fertility Rites

The longing that made a writer turn to God