The Jews of Khazaria


Author: Kevin Alan Brook

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538103435

Category: Religion

Page: 374

View: 9210

The Jews of Khazaria is an accessible introduction to Khazaria—a kingdom in the early Middle Ages noted for its adoption of the Jewish religion. The third edition of this modern classic features new and updated material throughout, including new archaeological findings, new genetic (DNA) evidence, and new information about the migration of the Khazars.

The Jews of Khazaria


Author: Kevin Alan Brook

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442203021

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 8224

The Jews of Khazaria chronicles the history of the Khazars, a people who, in the early Middle Ages, founded a large empire in eastern Europe (located in present-day Ukraine and Russia). The Khazars played a pivotal role in world history. Khazaria was one of the largest-sized political formations of its time, an economic and cultural superpower connected to several important trade routes. It was especially notable for its religious tolerance, and in the 9th century, a large portion of the royal family converted to Judaism. Many of the nobles and commoners did likewise shortly thereafter. After their conversion, the Khazars were ruled by a succession of Jewish kings that began to adopt the hallmarks of Jewish civilization, including the Torah and Talmud, the Hebrew script, and the observance of Jewish holidays. In this thoroughly revised edition of a modern classic, The Jews of Khazaria explores many exciting new discoveries about the Khazars' religious life, economy, military, government, and culture. It builds upon new studies of the Khazars, evaluating and incorporating recent theories, along with new documentary and archaeological findings. The book gives a comprehensive accounting of the cities, towns, and fortresses of Khazaria, and features a timeline summarizing key events in Khazar history.

The Jews of Khazaria


Author: Kevin Alan Brook

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538103425

Category: Jews

Page: 374

View: 3923

The Jews of Khazaria is an accessible introduction to Khazaria--a kingdom in the early Middle Ages noted for its adoption of the Jewish religion. The third edition of this modern classic features new and updated material throughout, including new archaeological findings, new genetic (DNA) evidence, and new information about the migration of the Khazars.

The Thirteenth Tribe

The Khazar Empire and Its Heritage


Author: Arthur Koestler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781939438997


Page: 256

View: 5615

This book traces the history of the ancient Khazar Empire, a major but almost forgotten power in Eastern Europe, which in the Dark Ages became converted to Judaism. Khazaria was finally wiped out by the forces of Genghis Khan, but evidence indicates that the Khazars themselves migrated to Poland and formed the cradle of Western Jewry. To the general reader the Khazars, who flourished from the 7th to 11th century, may seem infinitely remote today. Yet they have a close and unexpected bearing on our world, which emerges as Koestler recounts the fascinating history of the ancient Khazar Empire. At about the time that Charlemagne was Emperor in the West. The Khazars' sway extended from the Black Sea to the Caspian, from the Caucasus to the Volga, and they were instrumental in stopping the Muslim onslaught against Byzantium, the eastern jaw of the gigantic pincer movement that in the West swept across northern Africa and into Spain. Thereafter the Khazars found themselves in a precarious position between the two major world powers: the Eastern Roman Empire in Byzantium and the triumphant followers of Mohammed. As Koestler points out, the Khazars were the Third World of their day. They chose a surprising method of resisting both the Western pressure to become Christian and the Eastern to adopt Islam. Rejecting both, they converted to Judaism. Mr. Koestler speculates about the ultimate faith of the Khazars and their impact on the racial composition and social heritage of modern Jewry. He produces detailed research to support a theory which could make the term 'anti-Semitism' become void of meaning.

The Invention of the Jewish People


Author: Shlomo Sand,Yael Lotan

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 1844676234

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 7578

"Anyone interested in understanding the contemporary Middle East should read this book." Tony Judt --

The Kuzari

in defense of the despised faith


Author: Judah (ha-Levi),N. Daniel Korobkin

Publisher: Feldheim Pub


Category: Philosophy

Page: 723

View: 9090

Gentlemen of the Road


Author: Michael Chabon

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0345502078

Category: Fiction

Page: 206

View: 9393

In the Kingdom of Aran, in the Caucasus Mountains, in 950 A.D., two adventurers wander the region, plying their trade as swords for hire, until they become embroiled in a bloody coup in the medieval Jewish empire of the Khazars as bodyguards for a fugitive prince with a mysterious secret. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

DNA Science and the Jewish Bloodline


Author: Texe Marrs

Publisher: Rivercrest Publishing

ISBN: 9781930004818

Category: Religion

Page: 254

View: 2892

Today, DNA Science reveals that almost all the Jews in the world come from Khazaria. They are not of the the blood lineage of Abraham and the prophets, but of King Bulan and the pagan peoples of the Caucasus. The ancestors of today's Jews are not Israelites but are Khazarians.Khazaria's people, in the 8th century, converted from paganism to Judaism. In the 10th century, these Khazarian "Jewish" converts emigrated to Eastern Europe, and especially Poland and Lithuania. In 1948, the Khazars, erroneously believing themselves to be "Jews," arrived in the territory of Palestine and set up the state of Israel. The people of Israel today are virtually all of Khazar (Turk/Mongol stock) extraction. The Jews have no genetic claims to the land of Israel and no family connection whatsoever to historical Israel. DNA science joins recent discoveries in history and archaeology to present the world with a correct and remarkable picture of the Jewish people. Now, everything changes!

The World of the Khazars

New Perspectives


Author: Peter B. Golden,Haggai Ben-Shammai,András Róna-Tas

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004160426

Category: Social Science

Page: 459

View: 3290

The Khazar Empire was one of the major states of medieval Eurasia. Drawing on a variety of disciplines (history, linguistics, archaeology, literary studies), the papers in this volume shed new light on many of the disputed topics in Khazar history.

The Commerce of the Sacred

Mediation of the Divine Among Jews in the Greco-Roman World


Author: Jack N. Lightstone,Herbert W. Basser

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231128568

Category: Religion

Page: 171

View: 3684

Social Work Practice synthesizes the latest theories and research findings in social work and related fields and demonstrates how this information is used in working with clients. Because the interview is the medium in which much of social work practice takes place, learning the processes and skills to conduct a productive interview is a critical part of social work education.

The Matrix of Gog

From the Land of Magog Came the Khazars to Destroy and Plunder


Author: Patrick Daniel

Publisher: Rivercrest Publishing

ISBN: 9781930004832

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 3084

Has Gog, from Magog, already conquered the land of Israel? Ezekiel 38-39 prophesies that in the last days, Gog, demonic ruler of the land of Magog shall come against Israel, which is brought forth out of the nations. He shall come like a storm and shall conquer this land of unwalled villages, and take them hostage.The conquest by Gog and his army will eventually spiral into a bloody global war so catastrophic that God, Himself, will finally put an end to it.Who is Gog? Where is the land of Magog? Now, with new and astonishing archeological and genetic discoveries, we have amazing evidence that, in fact, Magog is situated in southern Russia, in the Caucasus, and Gog is the name of the great ruler of the kingdom of Khazaria. Khazaria is the land of the non-Semitic, Turkic peoples who falsely claim to be Jews. From Khazaria, in the eighth century, these pagan peoples, having converted to Judaism, fled to Europe to escape invading Russian warriors. In 1948, the Khazarians went on to Palestine, where they conquered the peaceful Palestinians and set up a pretentious, new "Kingdom of Israel." The Khazarians, claiming to be "Jews," are from Magog. Led by Satan's Gog, in the last days they are destined to plunge the entire world into bloodshed, chaos, and war. Ezekiel 38-39 is fulfilled in front of our eyes.

The Book of Esther

A Novel


Author: Emily Barton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1101904097

Category: Fiction

Page: 418

View: 5946

"In a counterfactual world resembling the 1930s, the state of Khazaria, an isolated nation of warriors Jews, is under attack by the Germanii. Esther, the precocious daughter of Khazaria's chief policy advisor, sets out on a quest to ensure the survival of her homeland"--

Jewish Communities in Exotic Places


Author: Ken Blady

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0765761122

Category: History

Page: 422

View: 5758

Jewish Communities in Exotic Places examines seventeen Jewish groups that are referred to in Hebrew as edot ha-mizrach, Eastern or Oriental Jewish communities. These groups, situated in remote places on the Asian and African Jewish geographical periphery, became isolated from the major centers of Jewish civilization over the centuries and embraced some interesting practices and aspects of the dominant cultures in which they were situated.

The Invention of the Land of Israel: From Holy Land to Homeland


Author: Shlomo Sand

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1844679462

Category: History

Page: 295

View: 4410

Evaluates the notions of a Promised Land to explain why Israel has become the site of the longest running national struggle of the twentieth century, posing a controversial argument that the concept of a "Land of Israel" facilitated colonization and is threatening the existence of the Jewish state today.

The Iron Curtain Over America


Author: John Beaty


ISBN: 1365459780

Category: History

Page: 326

View: 3188

This book is unique in that it not only discusses the internal decay and the external disasters which threaten the life of American people (in fact, of ALL the people), but diagnoses the growing cancer of which they are merely the symptoms. Going behind the iron curtain of propaganda, censorship and deception, the author, former Colonel of the Military Intelligence Service, gives to the reader the first comprehensive documented account of the origin, the scope, and the intentions of the "insidious forces working from within," which are seeking to destroy Western civilization. "An honest and courageous dispeller of the fog of propaganda in which most minds seem to dwell." - Lt. General P. A. Del Valle, USMC (ret.) "I think it ought to be compulsory reading in every public school in America." - Senator William A. Langer, former Chairman, Judiciary Committee "This book is a magnificent contribution to those who would preserve our American ideals." - Lt. Gen. Edward M. Almond, USA (ret.)

Kitab al Khazari


Author: Judah (ha-Levi)

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 146557798X

Category: Jewish philosophy

Page: 293

View: 7810

How I Stopped Being a Jew


Author: Shlomo Sand

Publisher: Verso Trade

ISBN: 1781686149


Page: 102

View: 9854

A man who grew up in Palestine with his Jewish mother discusses what he sees as the Israeli exploitation of the “chosen people” and what he calls the “holocaust industry” and searches for an alternate secular identity beyond Zionism.

The Wind of the Khazars


Author: Marek Halter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781592641581

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

View: 6311

When Marc Sofer is given an ancient Khazarian coin by a mysterious visitor, he is drawn into investigating the fascinating enigma of the Khazars.