Among Ashkenazim, only about 16% are descendants of the ancients (J1 halotype). I am a J1, thus a matrilineal descended from the ancient Jews. I am not Jewish, nor has my family been for at least six centuries. My husband's family has been Jewish for centuries, but he is NOT related to the ancient Jews (R1 haplotype). MOST of the direct descendants of the ancients now live in Yemen, which means that: 1) Most of the Jews were NOT :driven out" by the Romans (because almost 40% of Palestinians are of their blood) and 2) Those who DID leave went east, not north. Sources: The Human Genome Project and UCLA/Israei joinmt genetic studies.
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