According to new 2012 studies, scientist at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, has found that most Azhkenazi jews (90% of
modern jews today) are in fact higly related to people of the "Caucasus" region contradicting the established "fact" that they were immigrants
that came "directly" from the middle east.
I know this is an old theory. And it might be easy to dismiss.. but i looked into it. I read some history readily available on wikipedia and went
through genetics report on jews (wich there is a lot of).
The two theories from were western/central and easter europen jews came from wich in turn populated other areas accounting for 90% of modern jews in
the world have today been the:
1. Rhineland hypothesis - Which states that the jews emmigrated from the middle east and into central/north europe. Than after the black death and
their persecution (low on number) they traveled eastward to eastern europe and poulated the area.
2. Second hypothesis is the "Kahzarian" explanation, in wich in the 700 AD kingdom of khazaria adopted judeaism(historical fact) and than later
after being evicted from the "russians" traveld westward and populated eastern europe, poland and eventually into central and western europe laying
the foundations of the ashkenazi jews wich accounts for 90% of modern jews.
There were aslo jews that had settled around the mideteranian but they belong to another "line" and are one i focus on or the one that is majority.
The Rhinland hypothesis is what wikipedia states is the fact, but on closer look and with new scientific information in hand, the Khazarian thesis is
MORE probable than the established one.
Rhineland hypothesis cannot explain why from being so few jews in central Europe, because of the black death and from their persecution and killing
came to populating the whole of eastern European jews. It doesnt add up. This is reasoned in the book "the thirteenth tribe", by an authour that
allegedly took "suicide" with his wife (worth checking into)
Rhineland hypothesis also carries some wheight in the fact that they have genetic studies that shows their lineage to the middle east, but new
evidence suggest that these genetic studies become invalid when compared to the actual genetic data of the people who live in the areas of caucasus
and were the old kindom of khazaria once was.
The immigration from khazaria westward into eastern europe, than populating the areas is a much better picture that fits reality, and it does not have
the problems to explain what the "rhainland" hypothesis cant.
After some reasearch and after reading pages up and dopwn with genetic studies this is what i found
At the moment the best hypothesis for how the jews came into west/north/east europe. And the fact that these jews were convertittes and not real jews
is quite staggering! Tho having some links to middle east and some genes from mideteranean "real" jews.
This is a link to the new genetic study study, and the rest is easy to find online.