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  • Prominent scholars blast theory tracing Ashkenazi Jews to Turkey

    May 3, 2016 | 2:00 pm

    Prominent scholars of Jewish demography dismissed the findings of a newly published genetic study suggesting that today’s Ashkenazi Jews originate from converts to Judaism in what today is Turkey.

    Titled “Localizing Ashkenazic Jews to primeval villages in the ancient Iranian...

  • Israel faces challenges on three fronts

    By Sergio DellaPergola

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Israel at 60 faces three major challenges: identity, technology and politics. The future Israel will have to strive and struggle to maintain a credible role as the cultural and spiritual center of Jewish peoplehood. Demography will continue to play a fundamental role here, but the...