Who Knew? All European Jews Are 30th Cousins or Closer

September 10, 2014 12:01 AM

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Who Knew? All European Jews Are 30th Cousins or Closer

If you're European Jewish and meet another European member of the community, odds are you're at least as closely related as 30th cousins.

A study by an international team suggests the central and eastern European Jewish population, known as Ashkenazi Jews, from whom most American Jews are descended, started from a founding population of about 350 people between 600 and 800 years ago. Further, that group of Jews who experienced this "b...

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