Holocaust and other trauma had been reported to be inheritable, but it's impossible to tease out the influence of genetic modification from that of horrific stories.
Ashkenazi women should be all prescreened for BRCA 1/2 genes, experts urge: prevalence of these genes among Palestinians now under study.
Jews break down into three genetic groups, all of which have Middle Eastern origins – which are shared with the Palestinians and Druze.
Almost half of Ashkenazim carry at least one of 38 genetic diseases, and our closest genetic relatives are Druze, Bedouin, Palestinians - and Italians.
My father survived the Holocaust and arrived as a penniless refugee on the shores of England – today he would be left to drown in the Mediterranean.
Scientific evidence shows children of Holocaust survivors may inherit a tendency to depression or PTSD. As the daughter of a survivor, what does this mean for me?
For non-observant Jews, who may choose not to fast or pray, and even for those who do, why not meditate upon the environmental significance of Yom Kippur and how we might change our destructive habits for more than just one day?
I do not want my children to grow up to kill or be killed in a senseless war that has no end.
Scientists suspect that trauma causes epigenetic modification of our genes - which can be passed onto the kids.
Physical contact with a newborn premature baby improves brain development well into childhood, Bar Ilan study shows.