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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Most preaching today is based on the “Jew-Israel” myth, and it is false. Aug 04, N rated xrthur did not like it. Trivia About The Thirteenth Tr Jews are not Israelites!

Yes, the Khazar empire blew awaywithout leaving a trace — unless one seeks and finds that trace in theEuropean mores and culture of the Jews coming out of that region big furhats and long coats, for instance, may have been a carry-over from thenomadic Khazar horsemen. This of course was not only an impactful decision for the immediate neighborhood, but also for the Jewish diaspora. 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?

On the contrary, this small appendix at the very end of the book is what made me almost down-rate the book due to my own staunch anti-Zionist worldview.

Since many Americans may not have an opportunity to read Koestler’s book, we shall herewith submit our own index-style review. The Khazars’ sway extended from the Black Sea to the Caspian, from the Caucasus to the Volga, and they were instrumental in stopping the Muslim onslaught against Byzantium, the eastern jaw of the gigantic pincer movement that in the West swept across northern Africa and into Spain.

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

Given this fact, it is understandable that such an assertion would concern the Ashkenazi Jews in particular and the state of Israel as a whole. You now know their false identity koestller “Israel” protects these “Jews” from being exposed as aliens and as anti-Americans.


Nothing could be more stimulating than the skill, elegance and erudition with which he marshals his facts and develops his theories Or they question Judaism’s right to claim the mantle of thebible suggesting that the modern Jew has no more special claim on it, andperhaps a lesser one, than the modern Christian.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Nothing could be more stimulating than the skill, elegance 13h erudition with which he marshals his facts and develops his theories. Amazingly, no small amount of what we know about the Khazars, and the only surviving source written of their koeetler 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.

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A study by Nebel et al. Rise, Conversion, Decline, and Fall. The Russians, on the other hand, are more likely culprits and they left behind plenty of evidence. Are our Jewish politicians, publishers, movie makers, okestler opinion molders God’s “Chosen People”?

The Thirteenth Tribe

Afthur real treat for me is the history of other different cultures that existed at the time of the Khazars, including the Magyars HungariansKievan Rus people, the Byzantine Empire, and the Islamic Caliphate. Radical Religion in America: Views Read Edit View history. Proves only a handful of Sephardim Jews were in Europe so the vast majority of Jews today are Khazar in origin.

So what to make of all this? In the last chapter I have tried to show that the evidence from anthropology concurs with history in refuting the popular belief in a Jewish race descended from the biblical tribe. During the Spanish Civil War, which he covered from the Koetler side, he was captured artthur imprisoned for several months by the Nationalists, but was exchanged after international protest.

Koestler was actually a Zionist, and was not attempting to use this hypothesis to claim that Ashkenazi Jews didn’t artyur Israel. Furthermore, most of those that have are from decidedly hostile sources, the same settled people whose civilizations were, if not imperiled by these Eurasian warriors, at least impositioned by them. Could it really be that there arose in faraway lands arhtur Jewish kingdom capable of defeating Arab armies and negotiating on par with the 13gh Byzantine Empire?


Khazar King, in a letter, traced his people in Togarma and Japheth, the ancestors of all the Turkish tribes. 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. To the general reader the Khazars, who flourished from the 7th to 11th century, may seem remote today.

When that unprecedented mass-settlement in Poland came into beng, there koestelr simply not enough Jews around in the west to account for it; while in the east a whole nation was on the move to new frontiers.

The Literary and Political Odyssey of a Twentieth-Century SkepticMichael Scammell writes that Koestler’s theory “was almost entirely hypothetical and based on the slenderest of circumstantial evidence”, [3] and takes the book as evidence that Koestler’s brain “was starting to fail him”. However, the record, such as it is, also suggeststhat the Khazars were unusually tolerant and enlightened ‘conquerors’ whotreated their subject peoples with unusual mildness.

Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. Sensing opportunity, both appear to have lobbied heavily for the Khazar king to adopt, respectively, Christianity and Islam.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. MacDonald shows clearly that the Jewish people are related genetically and constitute a classical scientific definition of a race.

Read the books below. He produces a large body of meticulously detailed research in support of tdibe theory that sounds all the more convincing for the restraint with which it is advanced. Of course, it is a convenient theory for attack for anti-Zionists, but when really put under the microscope, the evidence for arthurr is by far overwhelmingly outdone by the evidence against it.