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View Poll Results: Are Ashkenazi Jews more European or Asian?
Ashkenazi Jews are mostly European with a bit of Asian 32 50.79%
Ashkenazi Jews are roughly half Hebrew, half European 24 38.10%
Ashkenazi Jews are mostly of Asian origin but with some European 7 11.11%
Voters: 63. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-24-2014, 06:03 AM
 
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Ed Miliband. Could pass for southern European or maybe lighter skinned Middle Eastern (some Turks or Lebanese). More by features than skin color, since he's not that dark.

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Ed Miliband is of Jewish background both his parents are Polish Jews.

 
Old 07-24-2014, 07:33 AM
 
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Just about every Jewish person in the US has some non-Jewish ancestry, just like over 75% of black people in America have at least 1 white ancestor.

However most American Jews I've seen do look more white than Middle Eastern, I've never mistakened a Jew for an Arab, Iranian, or Pakistani before, but I've mistakened a Jew for an Italian or Greek. I'm surprised to hear red hair was once associated with Jewishness. I've always associated it with being Irish.
There are Italian Jews & Greek Jews as well too!
 
Old 07-24-2014, 07:34 AM
 
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Old 07-24-2014, 10:55 AM
 
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Old 07-24-2014, 10:57 AM
 
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European, not Middle Eastern who are Sephardic. And not Asian, they are European.
 
Old 07-24-2014, 11:23 AM
 
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Old 07-25-2014, 09:32 PM
 
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European, not Middle Eastern who are Sephardic. And not Asian, they are European.
Sephardim proper is strictly Jews that originated & developed in the Iberian Peninsula (Spain AND Portugal)

Middle Eastern Jews are known as Mizrahi Jews.
 
Old 07-25-2014, 10:21 PM
 
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Just about every Jewish person in the US has some non-Jewish ancestry, just like over 75% of black people in America have at least 1 white ancestor.

However most American Jews I've seen do look more white than Middle Eastern, I've never mistakened a Jew for an Arab, Iranian, or Pakistani before, but I've mistakened a Jew for an Italian or Greek. I'm surprised to hear red hair was once associated with Jewishness. I've always associated it with being Irish.
lots of American Jews are products of intermarriage. I think currently the Jewish intermarriage rate is about 50%.
 
Old 07-26-2014, 01:59 AM
 
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There is a controversial theory that Azhkenazi Jews are descendants of Kharzars that converted to Judaism and that Sephardi Jews are descendants of Edomites, and not any of the original real Hebrews and original Jews:

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Old 07-26-2014, 06:20 PM
 
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Sephardim proper is strictly Jews that originated & developed in the Iberian Peninsula (Spain AND Portugal)
And mixed with North Africans.
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