- Dec 2015
I feel you may be making a mountain out of a molehill. There is nothing wrong with the idea that many Jews, or perhaps some Jews of today might be descended from the Khazars.Wow..... to almost everything you've said.
First off, it isn't at all clear what you're suggesting. Below you lump all European Jews together and say that they are most likely descended from Khazaria. That's in conflict with, "I'm not suggesting all Polish Jews have this lineage."
And everything about me "lapping this up," and being "gullible," is unfounded, I never made any claims one way or the other. Yes, I posted a source, which by the way, is way more of a contribution than you've made this far, and yes I was selective to a degree but certainly not as selective as you're being. The studies you cited are the outliers, let me remind you that the wiki article says:
"most contemporary scholars dismiss it"
"While the consensus in genetic research is that the world's Jewish populations (including the Ashkenazim) share substantial genetic ancestry derived from a common Ancient Middle Eastern founder population, and that Ashkenazi Jews have no genetic ancestry attributable to Khazars,at least one study authored in this period diverges from the majority view in favor of the Khazar theory."
You want me to admit I have no evidence?! That's preposterous! I've just shared evidence. You can dispute it, but you can't claim that I have no evidence.
You, again: I don't put 100% stock into ANY of these reports
This is laughable. It seems the only sources you'll consider are your own harebrained machinations and the words of some 10th century historian.
You are the one cherry picking.
Humans are one group. Humanity started with Adam and Eve and descended from this. European Jews, Arab Jews, Israeli Jews are not Jewish by race but by choice of religion. So who knows where Jews actually come from, it could be anywhere. Jews like everyone descended From Adam and Eve. But as for who are the ancestors of Jews, Christians, blacks, whites or any human of today this is up for debate. This is IMO like everyone one else providing their opinions itt.
Palestinian is an identifier of a idea, same with Israeli and American, these are ideas not rooted in history but are creations of humans.