Last week I wrote about Zionist myths and the lack of historical evidence connecting today’s Jews with the Jews of Judah 2,000 years ago. It is highly likely, I wrote, that I, being of Lithuanian ancestry, am descended from the Khazars, an empire of converted Jews who ruled over a vast territory, stretching from the Black Sea to the Caspian Sea, during the medieval period.
Now, less than a week after my previous article, research has been published that backs up what I wrote. A genetic study conducted by Dr. Eran Elhaik of Johns Hopkins University has found that the Khazars were indeed the precursors of European (or Ashkenazi) Jewry.
Another finding was that there are no blood or family connections between European and non-European Jews. “The various groups of Jews in the world today do not share a common genetic origin,” Dr. Elhaik said in an interview. “We are talking here about groups that are very heterogeneous and which are connected solely by religion.”