Science Takes A Look At “The Invention of the Jewish People”

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    Science Takes A Look At “The Invention of the Jewish People”

    Studies Show Jews’ Genetic Similarity


    Studies Show Jews? Genetic Similarity - NYTimes.com

    The two genome surveys extend earlier studies based just on the Y chromosome, the genetic element carried by all men. They refute the suggestion made last year by the historian Shlomo Sand in his book “The Invention of the Jewish People” that Jews have no common origin but are a miscellany of people in Europe and Central Asia who converted to Judaism at various times.

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    Is this great news or what? How sound is the science? What does this say to those who say the Jews should go back home to Europe? Isn't science wonderful?

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    Eh, this sort of thing comes and goes. There's obviously a bit of both, not surprising considering the heavy preference for intra-ethnic marriage in Jewish communities in ages past. Of course it's a preference, surely some have converted, some have intermarried, there's always a bit of hodgepodge in all of us. The important part about ethnic identity remains its social and psychological aspect. The fact that some people consider themselves and can say "I'm an ethnic ____" is what contributes and creates that identity, regardless of whether some Y chromosome is this or that; the fact that there is a few million people that say "I am Jewish" is enough to make "Jewish" a legitimate identity regardless of any genetic component, and it is likewise to millions of others who claim "I am Palestinian."
     
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    I think we are all related to Obama. :eek:
     
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    interesting...
     
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    an invented people.. just like those Palestinians
     
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    Could I get a blood test to determine my Jewability?
     
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    If you believe the bible we are all cousins or closer.
     
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    better .. if believe science.:eusa_angel:
     
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    really? And here I thought Christ was a Jew. Oh well
     
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    Jews are an invented people. The only people who seem to have a problem accepting that fact are self-hating Evangelicals.
     

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