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Video: The Myth of the Khazar Conversion

Shaul Stampfer and the Jewish-Khazar connection (or lack thereof) [HT Jesús de Prado Plumedon on Twitter]:

For previous posts about Jews and the Khazars see here, here, and here.

4 Responses to “Video: The Myth of the Khazar Conversion”

  1. 1
    Joe in Australia:

    What a great and engaging speaker. Popular theories like the Khazar conversion usually don’t get refuted publicly because most academics think they’re nonsense, and they don’t have time for nonsense. The problem is that there are enormous numbers of people who take these theories seriously, and we really need authoritative voices to show that no, there really isn’t contemporary evidence for major conversions; and the stuff that gets presented as evidence is pretty bogus.

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    Harry Perkal:

    Thanks for the video. It was very interesting. I always felt that the Kahazr conversion story was fishy.

  3. 3
    Benjamin of Tudela:

    Ahh, you are ruining a well loved myth. 🙁

  4. 4
    Abul Bannat:

    Im still yawning from watching the video until much too late. It was interesting. Curious, however, that throughout the discussion he made no mention of Yehuda Halevy.




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