Anti-Semitism and the Khazar Theory

Professor Shlomo Sand's book, The Invention of the Jewish People, was published in 2010. In that book he uses the Khazar theory to back up his central argument -- as the Internet magazine Science puts it -- that most "modern Jews do not descend from the ancient Land of Israel but from groups that took on Jewish identities long afterward." However, even though the genetic and historical evidence both for and against the Khazar theory will be covered (to a small extent) later on, my main point will be that, in a strong sense, none of that scholarship really matters. What I mean by that is that National Socialists (Nazis) hate Jews simply because they are Jews; not because of theory X or theory Y. In other words, theory X or theory Y doesn't cause them to become Jew-haters. What usually happens is that the Nazi adopts theory X or theory Y because he's already a Jew-hater. Similarly with International Socialists (Leftists) like Shlomo Sand (a self-described "communist"). They say what...(Read Full Article)

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