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Posted on 10/09/2012 7:25:35 PM PDT by Pharmboy
Native American Indians from western United States found to have genetic mutation typical of Ashkenazi Jews; connection may date back to time of Christopher Columbus
A population of Native American Indians from the US state of Colorado has been found to have a genetic mutation typical of Ashkenazi Jews. The finding suggests the presence of common roots that date back to the days of Christopher Columbus.
According to RT news, the so-called Ashkenazi mutation is a deleterious modification in BRCA1 gene which increases risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. Researchers from the Sheba (Tel Hashomer) Medical Center in Israel found it in the DNA of descendants of those Indians who moved from Mexico to Colorado some 200 years ago.
The same mutation was earlier tracked in Hispanic Americans whose ancestors also arrived in the United States from Mexico and South America.
Computer analysis of genetic data has revealed that the two groups should have a common ancestor a Jewish person who moved from Europe to the New World as far back as 600 years ago. At around the same time that Christopher Columbus discovered America, and the Jewish population was expelled from Spain.
In their publication in the European Journal of Human Genetics, the team, led by Eitan Friedman, notes that Colorados Mexican Indians do not seem to have any traditions that would link them to Jews
Don’t the Mormons have some theory about this? LOL.
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***Native American Indians from western United States found to have genetic mutation typical of Ashkenazi Jews***
I have read that the Jews of Spain were Separdic. So where did this Ashkenazi come from? The woodpile?
Columbus was a Jewish convert to Catholicism, but other Hebrews may have come to America much earlier and were unable to return.
Now THAT’S funny...great job.
There is also that lost tribe of Israel landing out in Britain theory; I’ll have to dig deep in the basement to find that book...
The seed of God’s word took purchase in many strange and distant lands, eh?
Maize-o ball soup?
The day Columbus set sail was the last day
a Jew could live in Spain.
Luis de Torres - Jewish Explorer/Interpreter
Crew member on Christopher Columbus’s 1492 voyage to the New World and also the first Jew to step foot in the Americas
Columbus also had some Jewish ancestors. Likely several other crew were Jewish as well
Uhhh...now that you mention it, you are right; it hadn’t occurred to me before. The only thing I can think of is that there was movement of Jews throughout Europe at the time, and some Ashkenazi Jews might have found their way there. Most, however, did go east to Germany, Poland, etc.
Tribe of Nephite according to Romney ;)
Man, I’m having to dig thru my brain but I read a book 30 years ago about the differentiation between Sephardic (which I recall as indigenous, darker skinned genetic original Jews, and the Ashkenazi who were largely converts(?) who went up into Europe.
Someone please beat me with a stick ; I’m no historian or scholar.
Yes, Manuel de la Torre or Torres, the translator with Colombus, was a Jew.
I had my genomic roots done through 23andme.com and found Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, Romanian, German, French, English and Irish. We Jews did get around.
Good one...too funny.
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