“Seventy years after the end of the Holocaust the Jewish people finds itself in a somewhat unexpected position,” wrote Dr. Tudor Parfitt, head of Florida International University’s Global Judaism program, in a 2016 address to the committee. Dr. Parfitt described “millions of people,” in places like Africa, Asia and the Americas, willing to step up and become Jews. “The challenge for Israel and for the Jewish people,” Parfitt wrote, “is to decide what to do about it.”
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Did you ever wonder about the actual origins of the Zoroastrians of Iran or the Parsees of India? Dr. Tudor Parfitt collected genetic data from Parsees and other Indians and from Zoroastrians elsewhere in the world and this is about to be published as a collaborative article. It is a further example of the way in which genetics can help in understanding religious origins throughout the world.
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The speaker, Dr. Tudor Parfitt, the world's foremost authority on the mystery and history of the lost tribes, is the Distinguished professor of Sephardi and Mizrahi Studies and the director of the Global Jewish Studies Program at Florida International University.
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