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Re: Publications Showing the Jews to be Khazars and NotIsraelites

Aaron Bousel wrote:
> Go to:
> which is the home page for this site.  They clearly have their own
> agenda here as regards Jews and Judaism which is to delegitimize the
> people and the religion.  I don't know much about the Khazars, but
> this isn't the place I'd go to find out.
> By the way, my edition of "The Concise Jewish Encyclopedia", edited by
> Cecil Roth has this:
> "A national group of Turkish origin who lived along the lower Volga in
> the region of the Crimea.  During the 8th century their king Bulan and
> some 4,000 of their nobles adopted Judaism.  The state religion was
> Judaism, although the Jewish element of the population always
> constituted a minority.............The Khazars, who had been a
> powerful tribe, were defeated by the Russians in 1083.  Thereafter
> they declined rapidly, and after the Tartat invasion of 1237 they
> disappeared, leaving few traces."
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> Aaron Bousel
> abousel (at) mindspring(dot)com
> (413) 549-7316 (voice)
> (413) 549-7399 (voice & fax)

Dear Aaron,
Do you know Pushkin's poem about Russian count Oleg who wanted to
destroy Khazars? Unfortunately, it's too difficult to translate this
poem into English (like whole Pushkin). By the way, Pushkin's poetry was
not Anti-Semitic. Pushkin wrote about "a light in the Jewish home" and
about fighting of Jews against Assirians. As for Songs of Western
Slavics, Pushkin wrote in his comments that it's not h i s opinion about
Jews, it's an opinion of these songs. Pushkin has been respecting Jews
and other nations. He wrote - "when nations forgetting their fighting
will unite into one large family".

Best regards,

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