- The Mountain Jews in the Caucasus as a potential source for the joke about the Jew who built two synagogues in an island
- Swedish Jews – between ethnicity, religion, race, and utter chaos
- How Israeli doctors are touting the myth of Ashkenazi Jewish genetic superiority?
- So what happened with the “Adam’s Y chromosome” study?
- The flabbergasting science of Fernando Mendez, Michael Hammer, and co-authors
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The Mountain Jews in the Caucasus as a potential source for the joke about the Jew who built two synagogues in an island
There is a famous joke in Judaism about the way Jews are never quite happy with their local congregations. A man is rescued from a desert island after 20 years. The news media, amazed at this feat of survival, ask him … Continue reading
Paula Cáceres has recently published her Master’s study titled: Jewish Identities and their Co-constructors A Qualitative Study of the Social Constructions of Jewish Identities in Sweden (supervisor: Charlotte Melander). In the study she explores the opinion of 10 young adults who define themselves … Continue reading
Social scientists wrote extensively on the creation of myths in health and medicine. Some of most popular concepts is protection, not by gods (remember, this is still semi-science field), but rather by unknown entities or forces where unknown stands for gender, ancestry, or religion. This way one … Continue reading
The last piece of criticism of the story of “Adam’s chromosome” has finally been published. Just a brief reminder, in 2013 Mendez and colleagues mostly from Michael Hammer’s group published a Y chromosome of a haplogroup they termed A00 and … Continue reading
When I published The missing link of Jewish European Ancestry1, currently ranked #2 most-read paper in GBE, Michael Hammer called me: “outlier folks… who have a minority view that’s not supported scientifically. I think the arguments they make are pretty … Continue reading
Some of the problems with the Carmi et al.’s paper 1 were listed in the previous post, but here, I wish to discuss two new issues. The first one regards the number 350 and the statement by Carmi et al1 that has been widely … Continue reading