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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...

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2010-06-10 06:45:00

New studies have found that Jews share a genetic bond with Cypriots and Druze and verifies the Jewish Diaspora maintained a strong DNA continuity despite its long separation from the Middle East, according to scientists on Wednesday. The work is part of a larger exploration into human migration based on groups of tiny differences in genetic codes. "We found evidence that Jewish communities originated in the Near East," said molecular scientist Doron Behar of the Rambam Health Care Campus in...

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2010-06-03 13:55:00

Using sophisticated genomic analysis, scientists have probed the ancestry of several Jewish and non-Jewish populations and better defined the relatedness of contemporary Jewish people. The research, published by Cell Press in the June issue of the American Journal of Human Genetics, may shed light on the question, first raised more than a century ago, of whether Jews are a race, a religious group or something else. The genetic, cultural and religious traditions of contemporary Jewish people...

2009-02-24 13:53:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of American Jews who remain connected to their Jewish heritage is much more stable than is conventionally thought, according to a new AJC report, Religious Switching among American Jews. The full report is available at www.ajc.org. Written by Tom W. Smith, director of the General Social Survey at the National Opinion Research Center of the University of Chicago, the report examines Jewish religious identification in the United States in...


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