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Topic: 12 Tribes, Descendents

Tyrone wrote:

Dear Rabbi,

I have read somewhere that all the different races of the world are all descendants from The Twelve Tribes of Israel. Is there any truth to this and if yes, can you please explain?


Dear Tyrone,

This is certainly not true. The Twelve Tribes of Israel are ancestors of the Jewish people. In fact at the time that they were born different races already existed (early Bronze Age), so they could not have been descended from them.


 
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