posted on Jun, 24 2014 @ 12:18 PM
There's being Jewish by religion, and there's being Jewish by ancestry / ethnicity. It's true that as they got dispersed throughout the world they
accuired local traits in appearance and customs, but, in general, they are still traced to the Hebrews of Israel. The OP's article doesn't state
that today's Jews aren't Semitic, just that their Semitic ancestry got "diluted".
The myth that being a Jew is only a matter of religion stems from post-WW2 political correctness because of the holocaust. For some unexplicable
reason, because the Nazis identified the Jews for the purpose of persecution and elimination, it is now racist or anti-Semitic to identify Jews (the
ethnic group) by their physical features today. I have no such qualms, and I don't consider myself racist or anti-Semitic. I just appreciate that
there are many people around the world who trace common ancestry and ethnicity, including Jews.
Here's a couple of beautiful American Jewish women
Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles)
Amy Mainzer (JPL/NEOWISE)