European Jews Are Closer Than You Think

September 10, 2014 2:11 PM

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All European Jews are more closely related than you think. Chances are, if you run into a fellow member of the Jewish community, you're at least 30th cousins.

A new study suggests that the central and eastern Jewish population, known as Ashkenazi Jews, started from a founding population of about 350 people between 600 and 800 years ago.

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