This lightly presented piece looks at the conversion of the Khazars to Judaism in the 8th century. The narrator doesn’t appear to be too concerned about his very casual attitude, and the article is probably the better for it.
Many academics still dispute the premise given in this video, yet it would appear that there is documentary evidence to support it. Of course, such a revelation, if true, would mean that most of those who claim a Jewish identity today i.e. the Ashkenazim, are not Semitic but are of Turk ancestry. That has repercussions for the Middle East and Israel in particular. After all, the ideology of Zionism is founded upon the claim of a Semitic people to a land that was allegedly inhabited by their ancient ancestors. But if they’re not Semites…?
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Here’s another opportunity to learn about the Khazarian Empire which converted to Judaism in the 8th century. This political entity went on to provide the Jewish people of Europe who eventually colonised modern Palestine and continue to expand their new Empire.
Shlomo Sand writes of this in ‘The Invention of the Jewish People’, 2009, a book I havw reread several times. His book questions the foundations of Zionism and the repercussions for the Palestinian people who live in The State of Israel today. Most influential book I have read. It answers so many questions.
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I might have a scally at that one sometime. Thanks for the comment.