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2013-10-08 12:08:54

Professor Martin Richards, of the Archaeogenetics Research Group at the University of Huddersfield, has published a paper uncovering new information about how Ashkenazi Jewish men moved into Europe from the Middle East, and their marriage practices with European women. The origins of Ashkenazi Jews – that is, Jews with recent ancestry in central and Eastern Europe – is a long-standing controversy. It is usually assumed that their ancestors migrated into Europe from Palestine in the...

2013-01-17 13:19:46

Despite being one of the most genetically analyzed groups, the origin of European Jews has remained obscure. However, a new study published online today (Thursday) in the journal Genome Biology and Evolution by Dr Eran Elhaik, a geneticist at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, argues that the European Jewish genome is a mosaic of Caucasus, European, and Semitic ancestries, setting to rest previous contradictory reports of Jewish ancestry. Elhaik's findings strongly support the...

2012-08-07 10:03:53

A new genetic analysis focusing on Jews from North Africa has provided an overall genetic map of the Jewish Diasporas. The findings support the historical record of Middle Eastern Jews settling in North Africa during Classical Antiquity, proselytizing and marrying local populations, and, in the process, forming distinct populations that stayed largely intact for more than 2,000 years. The study, led by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, was published...

2012-08-06 10:23:58

BRONX, N.Y., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new genetic analysis focusing on Jews from North Africa has provided an overall genetic map of the Jewish Diasporas. The findings support the historical record of Middle Eastern Jews settling in North Africa during Classical Antiquity, proselytizing and marrying local populations, and, in the process, forming distinct populations that stayed largely intact for more than 2,000 years. The study, led by researchers at Albert Einstein College...

2012-06-12 06:22:53

NEW YORK, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The population of the New York Jewish community has grown nearly 10 percent since the previous study in 2002, according to UJA-Federation of New York's Jewish Community Study of New York: 2011, released today. More than 1.5 million Jews now live in the eight-county New York area, a total that surpasses the combined Jewish populations of the metropolitan areas of Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. In the five...

2012-03-09 10:41:33

Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have discovered 5 new genetic mutations associated with Crohn's disease in Jews of Eastern European descent, often referred to as Ashkenazi Jews Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have discovered five new genetic mutations associated with Crohn's disease in Jews of Eastern European descent, often referred to as Ashkenazi Jews. The findings, published in PLoS Genetics, are the first step in an attempt to explain why the prevalence...

2011-12-07 17:16:00

ATLANTA, Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) today awarded Randy Gold, from Atlanta, GA, the 2011 Jewish Community Hero of the Year Award. The award marked the culmination of the third annual Jewish Community Heroes campaign, in which 240,000 votes were cast online to recognize the selflessness and courage of those who are helping their communities through their careers and volunteer service. "We are excited to name Randy Gold as this...

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2011-05-24 13:56:32

More than just a tool for predicting health, modern genetics is upending long-held assumptions about who we are. A new study by Harvard researchers casts new light on the intermingling and migration of European, Middle Eastern and African and populations since ancient times. In a paper titled "The History of African Gene Flow into Southern Europeans, Levantines and Jews," published in PLoS Genetics, HMS Associate Professor of Genetics David Reich and his colleagues investigated the proportion...

2010-10-22 13:50:10

A 2010 population report from the University of Miami and the University of Connecticut releases new estimates on American Jewish Population Researchers from the University of Miami (UM) and the University of Connecticut (UConn) have published a 2010 report on the American Jewish population, as part of a new North American Jewish Data Bank Report series. The new report called Jewish Population in the United States-2010 shows a greater number of Jews in the U.S. than in Israel. While the...

2010-06-18 13:22:47

Nazi-occupied areas have experienced lower economic growth, greater support for anti-reform politicians Russian cities and regions whose Jewish populations bore the brunt of the Holocaust have seen lower economic growth and wages ever since, according to a detailed new analysis of seven decades of Soviet and Russian data. These same areas have also tended to resist political reform, exhibiting greater popular support for Communist candidates since the collapse of the Soviet Union. The...