11 Facts About Jewish people


Jews or Jewish people are an ethnoreligious group and nation originating from the Israelites and Hebrews of historical Israel and Judah.

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Some Jewish people have become so wary of this construction that they have extended the stigma to any use of Jew as a noun, a practice that carries risks of its own.

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Rabbi Rivon Krygier follows a similar reasoning, arguing that Jewish people descent had formerly passed through the patrilineal descent and the law of matrilineal descent had its roots in the Roman legal system.

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Jewish people stated that archaeology suggests that the return was a "trickle" taking place over decades, rather than a single event.

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Feldman maintains that conversion to Judaism was common and the Jewish people population was large both within the Land of Israel and in the Diaspora.

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Meanwhile, Sephardic Jews experienced a golden age under Muslim rule, however following the Reconquista and subsequent Alhambra decree in 1492, most of the Spanish Jewish people population immigrated to North Africa and the Ottoman Empire.

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Converts to Judaism typically have a status within the Jewish people ethnos equal to those born into it.

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An array of Jewish people communities was established by Jewish people settlers in various places around the Old World, often at great distances from one another, resulting in effective and often long-term isolation.

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Conversely, the maternal lineages of Jewish people populations, studied by looking at mitochondrial DNA, are generally more heterogeneous.

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Scholars such as Harry Ostrer and Raphael Falk believe this indicates that many Jewish people males found new mates from European and other communities in the places where they migrated in the diaspora after fleeing ancient Israel.

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Israel, the Jewish people nation-state, is the only country in which Jews make up a majority of the citizens.

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