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, eponym of a people perhaps localized in Armenia. He was grandson of Japheth. Gen. 10.3. Ashchenaz: 1 Chron. 1.6; Jer. 51.27. In modern times the term Ashkenazim refers to the German Jews as distinguished from the Sephardim, the Jews of Spain and Portugal.
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Most of them were Ashkenazi Jews, who make up an outsized percentage of 23andMe's database, as they do in those of similar companies such as Family Tree DNA and AncestryDNA.
This has resulted in some interesting discoveries, including the discovery earlier this year that today's Ashkenazi Jewish population descends from just around 300-400 Ashkenazi Jews during the Medieval Ages.
Jordan and Palestine, meanwhile, are one and the same, and Jordan cannot be an occupier because the Jordanians are Arabs in their own land, and not European Ashkenazi Jews.
In his brief two months as leader, Bennett has sought to enlarge his party's traditional base by building a broad electoral list, including a Sephardic rabbi in the faction that has traditionally leant towards Ashkenazi Jews of European origin.
As for the literary portrayals, the editor attempts to give a balanced view of the historical development of Ashkenazi Jews in Polish lands.
The most interesting part of this chapter is the examination of the differences between Sephardi and Ashkenazi Jews in relation to the Arabs.
Lawmakers met the chief rabbi for Israel's Ashkenazi Jews, Yona Metzger, this week to discuss the furor.
The findings, published online May 21 in the journal Aging, come from Einstein's Longevity Genes Project, which includes over 500 Ashkenazi Jews over the age of 95, and 700 of their offspring.
Behar and fourteen colleagues showed that about 40 percent of Ashkenazi Jews, estimated at eight million people, were traced to only four women/families carrying distinct mtDNAs absent in non-Jewish populations.
Women who have had breast cancer or have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, particularly if they are Ashkenazi Jews, should consider getting tested for the BRCA mutation, Kaklamani says.
Such founder mutations are not unique to Ashkenazi Jews.
Geneticist Dr Nir Barzilai 's team examined theDNAof500healthy Ashkenazi Jews with an average age of 100.