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From: ellen Levy <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] First Brits were redheads: from Boudicca to Prince Harry
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2007 10:03:42 -0800 (PST)
What exactly are your sources for this greatly varied
information on Jews?
--- Yair Davidiy <> wrote:
> At 07:54 PM 1/9/2007, you wrote:
> > > [mailto:] On
> Behalf Of Alan R
> > > I saw one or two in
> > > Poland but it was very very rare, including the
> far north.
> >Growing up, I could see two Polish redheads just by
> glancing around the
> >dinner table. Red hair in Poland is reportedly
> more common in the south of
> >the country.
> One-third of the Jews of Galicia were reported to
> have red hair.
> In Central Europe red hair was considered a sign of
> Jewish blood.
> Judas was said to be red-haired.
> The Khazars were reported to be red-haired.
> The Lost Tribes were also described as red haired
> and referred to
> in German Christian Mythology as "The Red Jews" who
> would attack from the east.
> Nowadays red hair is not infrequent amongst both
> Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jews.
> It seems to be especially prominent amongst
> Ashkenazic Jewry
> particularly the Ultra-Orthodox.
> One source claimed that it was preferred that the
> High Priest in the Temple
> Service be red-haired.
> King David was red-haired
> So was Esau.
> In Egyptian Mythology Seth (who represented the
> Hyksos and Hebrews) was
> depicted as red-haired.
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