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    • Jeremy Woolf
    • 09.01.10 | 16:05 (IST)

    John, while there have been Jewish converts that does not mean that there may not be a genetic link with many Jews, especially since there are a lot of Jews with mixed (ie Akshanazi/Mizrahi/Sephardi parentage) like me. That is particularly true in Israel, where many cross-tradition marriages occur and a large proportion of the population were refugees who have lived in Israel for many generations or left the Arab world after the creation of Israel (and therefore even on your basis are semetic).

    from the article: How has a small Portuguese Jewish community retained its genetic identity?
    First published 10:42 09.01.10 | Last updated 22:59 09.01.10
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