Extrememly interesting article., However I beg to differ. The American Indians and the Mexican Americans carry with them many traditions that allthough the Jewish Heritage in name has been expunged (unfortunately) the traditions are still very Hebrew. I am of a mindset that these groups of people are part of the Lost 10 Tribes that were scattered. I am of Sephardic origins through both paternal and maternal roots but until recently we were ethnically cleansed of our heritage. I walked for years in the absence of knowledge of who i am. Many Indios and Mexicans(which means a mix race like a Samaritan) are steeped in traditions that can be traced to Judaism. I believe we are on the brink of seeing Ephraim return from the dead.
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from the article: Israeli researchers: Group of Colorado Indians have genetic Jewish roots