Re: Cohen and Levi #general

Ben Forman <ben.forman@...>

Hi Genners

A document went round this list a few months ago abour Jewish genetics,
in brief the accumulation of various studies showed that Cohanim are
mostly descended >from a shared ancestor.
However Ashkenazi Levites and Sephardi Levites do not share a common
ancestor with each other. The theory put foreward is that the Ashkenazi
common ancestor comes >from the subsuming of the Khazar Levite class into
the Ashkenazi gene pool at the timeof the fall of the Khazars. The
shared Sephardi ancestor comes >from elsewhere, and I can't remember if a
theory was offered.

all the best

Ben Forman
manchester UK

searching: FURMAN: Kaluszyn; CAHN: Koeln; BERNSTEIN: Ylakai, STILLMAN:
Pilica/Czestechowa; SAWADY: Zavadi; GEVER: Daugavpils

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