The Thirteenth Tribe is a book that attempts to explain the origins of Eastern Europe’s Jewish population,largely decimated by the Nazi onslaught during the. Jewish author, Arthur Koestler has published a page book titled THE THIRTEENTH TRIBE which proves the Eastern European Jews are NOT related to. The Thirteenth Tribe has ratings and 55 reviews. Issa said: ***Kendisi Budapeşte Yahudisi olan ünlü düşünür Arthur Koestler’in bu araştırması üzerindeki.

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Who Are The Jews? In he joined the Communist Party of Germany but, disillusioned, he resigned from it in and in published a devastating anti-Communist novel, Darkness at Noonwhich propelled him to instant international fame. Because there was often crusades and warfare between the Muslims in the middle east and the Christians to the north the Khazars chose a religion that would allow them to play both sides of the card and not have to choose sides when problems arose. In the Arab world the theory espoused in Koestler’s book was adopted by persons who argued that if Ashkenazi Jews are primarily Khazar and not Semitic in origin, they would have no historical claim to Israel, nor would they be the subject of the Biblical promise of Canaan to the Israelitesthus undermining the theological basis of both Jewish religious Zionists and Christian Zionists.

The Thirteenth Tribe: The Khazar Empire and its Heritage

A great read if you’re comfortable with your Jewish identity, though this book can obviously be seen as heresy. David Duke and Dr.

What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: In adjacent areas of Central Thirteent, Islam would not fully and finally take root for nearly three centuries after the Khazar koewtler.

Why there are still so many cultural similarities between Jewish people and us. The actual meaning of black Turks and white Turks. Koestler ends his book by saying he believes many Jews have learned of their Khazar ancestry and now reject the Chosen-Race doctrine.


The Jewish influence on American life has reached such a stage that no student of contemporary history can ignore it. The World of Khazars: Koestler makes the argument, though the evidence to support it seems rather thin, that the Khazars then built and enjoyed a more prosperous settled nation than any of the earlier steppe tribes had been able to do. koestelr

Sand is more convincing, though, when he shows how various genetic ttribe seem to mirror the ups and downs of partisan Israeli politics at any given time.

However, the evidence he does present, for instance coroborating evidence of a conversion to Judaism and a north and westward migration of the Khazars should not be ignored.

The Thirteenth Tribe: The Khazar Empire and its Heritage by Arthur Koestler

This compact, interesting book He was born thiteenth a Hungarian Jewish family in Budapest but, apart from his early school years, was educated in Austria. This of course was not only an impactful decision for the immediate neighborhood, but also for the Jewish diaspora.

There were Jewish communities in Crimea that predate Khazaria.

Their claim as the biblical Jew is a lie. Their interactions with one another, as well as the role of both ethnicity and religion, are the real meat of the book.

The hypothesis is stated as; most Jews in the world today are of Khazar origin. Amazingly, no small amount of what we know about the Khazars, and the only surviving source written of their own hand, is a series of letters exchanged between Hasdai in al-Andalus and Joseph, the Khazar kagan king in Itil, a city on the shore of the Caspian Sea that was, at the time, 15 days sail from Constantinople via the Black Sea, the Don, and then the Volga Rivers.

Hundert wrote in “There is no evidence to support the theory that the ancestors of Polish Jewry were Jews who came from the Crimean Jewish kingdom of Khazaria”, describing Koestler as the “best-known advocate” of the theory. On one level it is a fairly nice idea, the line from the Khazar steppe to the historical Pale from Ukraine to Poland and Lithuania is a far shorter one than the one from the eastern Mediterranean, On another we know very little about the Khazars – did they all become Jewish or just their chiefs or their Khan – and what did it mean to be a Jewish Khazar?


Over the next forty-three years he espoused many causes, wrote novels and biographies, and numerous essays.

In he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and three years later with leukaemia in its terminal stages. I am seeing so many posts about it just lately that I dare say the majority of those spreading these trendy posts haven’t actually spent any significant time to study it from Why is everyone so quick to jump on the bandwagon of the Khazar theory?

Or maybe, it’s just entertaining. Although interesting at the time it was written, subsequent research has disproved the thesis of the book. Citing evidence that is by turns reasonable and ridiculous, he speculates that the Khazars did not fade away; rather, as their power faded, they were pushed into the Balkans and Poland, and are with us today as the Ashkenazim.

Nothing could be more stimulating than the skill, elegance and erudition with which he marshals his facts and develops his theories. Dall calls their masquerade as “Israel” the greatest “hoax” of the last centuries! Like many other intellectuals in the thirties, Koestler saw in the Soviet experiment the only hope and alternative to fascism.

The last chapter of his book is a veritable fun house of questionable, even dubious, scientific findings that have much in common with the socio-biological myths that were fed to race-hungry publics in the early part of the 20th century.