The Jews of Khazaria


 Live in peace or go back to Khazaria

…by Jonas E. Alexis


The New Jewish Encyclopedia (1962) by David Bridger and Samuel Wolk reinforces what the old Jewish Encyclopedia (1906) said about the history of the Khazarian people. It states that Hasdai Ibn Shaprut (915-975) was a

jews_of_khazaria“Physician, diplomat and patron of Jewish learning in Spain. Hasdai served under two Cordova caliphs, and carried out important diplomatic missions. A famous scholar, he surrounded himself with learned Jews of his day and sponsored important literary works.

“With him, it is said, was inaugurated the Golden Era of Jewish literature in Spain…Hasdai’s name is particularly remembered in connection with his correspondence with Joseph, king of the Khazars, who embraced Judaism.”[1]

It also states that there is a story about “the Khazars and their king Bulan” converting to Judaim in 740.[2] Then we find this. The Khazars are

“A Mongolian people who embraced Judaism and flourished from the 8th through the 10th centuries on the territory extending between the Don and the Volga rivers, and the shores of the Blacks, Caspian and Azov Seas.

“The story of the existence of such converts to Judaism reached the Jewish statesman Hasdai ibn Shaprut of Cordova in the 10th century. As a result, Shaprut wrote a letter which was ultimately received by Joseph, king of the Khazars, with the help of Jewish tradesmen from Germany and Hungary.

“In his reply King Joseph gave a detailed account of the history of the kingdom of the Khazars and their conversion to Judaism. Bulan, the pagan ruler of the Khazars, in his desire to embrace the ‘true religion’ had summoned representatives of the Christian, Moslem and Jewish faiths to expound their views on the superiority of their respective religion.

“Bulan thus became convinced of the truth of the Jewish faith, and he, as well as many of his noblemen, embraced Judaism, which later spread widely among the common people of the Khazar kingdom…

“The story of the mass conversion of the Khazars to Judaism was used by Judah Halevi as background for his philosophic work the Kuzari, designed as a defense of the Jewish faith.”[3]

The New Jewish Encyclopedia moves on to say that Khazarian “Jews” spread across Europe, and some moved to places like Poland.[4] “During that early period Jews seemed to have enjoyed a privileged status, evidenced from current tales about a Jewish king in Poland, and from the fact that some polish coins had Hebrew inscriptions.”[5]

Those people, we are told, also had a powerful influence in places like Romania and Russia in the 8th century and beyond. “Jews came to Russia as early as the 9th century from the kingdom of the Khazars, and later from Crimea, Ukraine, Lithuania, Poland, Galicia, and Bessarabia, which had at different periods been under Russian rule.”[6]

Sad to say, much of the modern Jewish literature, with a few exceptions, do not cite standard reference work or primary sources when it comes to dealing with this very specific issue. A classic representative of this would be Steven T. Katz.

Instead of looking at works such as the Jewish Encyclopedia and interacting with the serious argument, Katz argues that the Khazar theory “has been an influential theme among American anti-Semites since the immigration restrictionists of the 1920s…”[7]

Katz—who believes that “the word ‘genocide,’ if correctly understood, could be applied only to the travail of European Jewry in World War I”[8]—briefly mentioned Arthur Koestler’s The Thirteenth Tribe.

Yet Katz never pointed out that the Jewish Encyclopedia was published one year after Koestler was born, which is to say that Katz should have dealt with the  arguments presented in that reference work first! Sadly, he never did. Therefore it is a categorical and historical mistake to postulate that Koestler was the progenitor of the Khazarian theory. He just popularized it.

In the old Jewish Encyclopedia, which provides a lengthy bibliography, we read in part:

“According to A. Harkavy (“Meassef Niddaḥim,” i.), the conversion took place in 620; according to others, in 740. King Joeph, in his letter to Ḥasdai ibn Shaprut (about 960), gives the following account of the conversion:

“”Some centuries ago King Bulan reigned over the Chazars. To him God appeared in a dream and promised him might and glory. Encouraged by this dream, Bulan went by the road of Darlan to the country of Ardebil, where he gained great victories [over the Arabs].

“‘The Byzantine emperor and the calif of the Ishmaelites sent to him envoys with presents, and sages to convert him to their respective religions. Bulan invited also wise men of Israel, and proceeded to examine them all.’

“‘As each of the champions believed his religion to be the best, Bulan separately questioned the Mohammedans and the Christians as to which of the other two religions they considered the better. When both gave preference to that of the Jews, that king perceived that it must be the true religion. He therefore adopted it.’

“This account of the conversion was considered to be of a legendary nature. Harkavy, however (in ‘Bilbasov’ and ‘Yevreiskaya Biblioteka’), proved from Arabic and Slavonian sources that the religious disputation at the Chazarian court is a historical fact.

“Even the name of Sangari has been found in a liturgy of Constantine the Philosopher (Cyrill). It was one of the successors of Bulan, named Obadiah, who regenerated the kingdom and strengthened the Jewish religion.

“On the whole, King Joseph’s account agrees generally with the evidence given by the Arabic writers of the tenth century, but in detail it contains a few discrepancies.”

You can dismiss all this evidence as sheer nonsense, but let us be clear: a flood of historical scholarship has pointed to that conclusion in one way or another.[9]

“The Khazars underscored their allegiance to the Jewish faith by adopting the Hebrew script and Hebrew personal names,” says historian Kevin Alan Brook, “even to the extent of naming some of their children after Jewish holidays such as Pesach and Hanukkha.”[10]

More recently, historian Jim Wald wrote in the Times of Israel:

Jim Wald
Jim Wald

“It is well known that, sometime in the eighth to ninth centuries, the Khazars, a warlike Turkic people, converted to Judaism and ruled over a vast domain in what became southern Russia and Ukraine.

“What happened to them after the Russians destroyed that empire around the eleventh century has been a mystery. Many have speculated that the Khazars became the ancestors of Ashkenazi Jews…

“Until now. In 2012, Israeli researcher Eran Elhaik published a study claiming to prove that Khazar ancestry is the single largest element in the Ashkenazi gene pool. Sand declared himself vindicated, and progressive organs such as Haaretz and The Forward trumpeted the results…

“Israel seems finally to have thrown in the towel. A blue-ribbon team of scholars from leading research institutions and museums has just issued a secret report to the government, acknowledging that European Jews are in fact Khazars. (Whether this would result in yet another proposal to revise the words to “Hatikvah” remains to be seen.).”

“Having heard of the report, Netanyahu said off the record:

“We first thought that admitting we are really Khazars was one way to get around Abbas’s insistence that no Jew can remain in a Palestinian state. Maybe we were grasping at straws. But when he refused to accept that, it forced us to think about more creative solutions.

“The Ukrainian invitation for the Jews to return was a godsend. Relocating all the settlers within Israel in a short time would be difficult for reasons of logistics and economics. We certainly don’t want another fashlan like the expulsion of the settlers in the Gaza Hitnatkut[disengagement].”[11]

Some have dismissed all this research by saying that DNA evidence shows that the Khazarian theory is false. What those people will never have the courage to say is that a large section of the so-called DNA evidence has been shown to be false[12] and that other extrapolations which are built on the same hypothesis are simply functions of the Talmudic literature, which rabbis have propounded for years. This is why rabbis can say things like,

“The difference between a Jewish soul and the souls of non-Jews—all of them in all different levels—is greater and deeper than the difference between a human soul and the souls of cattle”—Rabbi Kook the Elder[13]

“the body of a Jewish person is of a totally different quality from the body of (members) of all nations of the world…A non-Jew’s entire reality is only vanity.”—Rabbi Menachem Mandel[14]

“The body of a Jewish person is of a totally different quality from the body of [members] of all nations of the world…The Jewish body ‘looks as if it were in substance similar to bodies of non-Jews,’ but the meaning…is that the bodies only seem to be similar in material substance, outward look and superficial quality.

“The difference of the inner quality, however, is so great that the bodies should be considered as completely different species. This is the reason why the Talmud states that there is an halachic difference in attitude about the bodies of non-Jews [as opposed to the bodies of Jews] ‘and their bodies are in vain…’”—Rabbi Schneerson[15]

The laughable thing about this whole issue is that the people who believe that Jewish behavior is genetic argue that those Rabbis and Talmudic literature are liars and racists! Which is it?

I pointed out a few months ago to a proponent of the genetic theory that if Jewish behavior is primarily about DNA—which by the way is what the rabbinic literature propounds—then one must go all the way. That is, on what rational basis can we say that the same rabbinic literature is wrong when it postulates that the Goyim are just beasts? Are we not playing dice with the enemy when we are adopting their fraudulent and unnecessary theories?

I also pointed out that the rabbinic literature makes a diabolical case for killing the Palestinians, since they argue that “Jews” were in Palestine in the first place.

The same proponent quickly pointed out that the Old Testament claims that other people were there before the Hebrews came along. Now get this: this proponent did not even believe in the stories of the Old Testament but he was building his case using the Old Testament!

I asked him to explain this inevitable contradiction to me, but he never could. I also asked him to explain how people like Gilad Atzmon, Israel Shamir, Brother Nathanael Kappner, among others, got rid of their bad DNA. He did not have an answer, either.


Because the idea that Jewish behavior is genetic is like a house full of smoke, which can suffocate and assault a serious thinking person. It is filled with contradictions and no apologist has ever bothered to explain those contradictions.

[1] David Bridger and Samuel Wolk, The New Jewish Encyclopedia (West Orange, NJ: Behrman House, Inc., 1962), 190.

[2] Ibid., 251.

[3] Ibid., 265-266.

[4] Ibid., 381.

[5] Ibid.

[6] Ibid., 411.

[7] Steven Katz, The Paranoid Apocalypse: A Hundred-Year Retrospective on the Protocols of the Elders of Zion (New York: New York University Press, 2012), 165.

[8] Peter Novick, The Holocaust in American Life (New York: Mariner Books, 1999), 196.

[9] See for example D. M. Dunlop, The History of the Jewish Khazars (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1954); Kevin Alan Brook, The Jews of Khazaria (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2006); Charles King, The Black Sea: A History (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005), 74-75; Robert G. Hoyland, In God’s Path: The Arab Conquest and the Creation of an Islamic Empire (New York: Oxford University, 20150), 14; Susan Wise Bauer, The History of the Medieval World: From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade (New York: W. W. Norton, 2010), 363-364. Bauer seems to admit this reluctantly.

[10] Brook, The Jews of Khazaria, xi.

[11] Jim Wald, “Leaked report: Israel acknowledges Jews in fact Khazars; Secret plan for reverse migration to Ukraine,” Times of Israel, March 18, 2014.

[12] Eran Elhaik, “The Missing Link of Jewish European Ancestry: Contrasting the Rhineland and the Khazarian Hypotheses,” Genome Biology and Human Evolution, December 2010: 61-70.

[13] Quoted in Michael Hoffman, Judaism Discovered (Coeur D’Alene: Revisionist History Research, 2008), 365.

[14] Ibid., 366.

[15] Quoted in Israel Shahak and Norton Mevzinsky, Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel (New York: Pluto Press, 2004), 59-60.

Jonas E. Alexis has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He studied education at the graduate level. His main interests include U.S. foreign policy, history of Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the new book Zionism vs. the West: How Talmudic Ideology is Undermining Western Culture. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.
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  1. Where everyone is missing the point is that the Khazarians infiltrated and learned all religions at the same time. Or better said, all religions at one time were basically the same, but the Khazarians created ‘protestant’ versions of each one whose basic premise was hatred of other religions. Renegade princes and other rejects joined them along the way, and this is how the endless wars are continued. There are so many sects of each religion resulting in such confusion that no one can understand the secret unity of the ‘internationals’ as they call themselves. You’ll hear them use this word to describe themselves, Hillary Clinton uses it often.
    You won’t get a full understanding until you realize that there are also the Arab Jews called the Kasr’j (Khazarian). And that it was the Kas’rj that Christian and Muslim together fought during the Crusades. This is all in the Encyclopedia of Islam. Then there are the deceitful Jatt/Jindal family who took over the Christian Sikh religion and sold it to London Merchants c. 1800, and these are also Khas’rj gypsies.
    They are a group of thieves and liars who ALWAYS lose in field warfare, but win by killing civilians, poisonings, internal division by seeking out weakness of character. They use front men who are always disposed of afterward. Queen Elizabeth was one of them.

  2. Khazars, Schmazars! Bull crap! So, by this logic, and I live by logical reasoning, the Sephardites are supposed to be pure and holy Jews? Well then, just look into what they’ve been involved in over the centuries pre-dating the so-called “Khazarian Conversion.” Lots of heavy bagagge there! By the way, isn’t even Israhelli Prez, Shimon Peres, a Sephardite Jew?

    Personally folks, to me, this is all just one big ruse to take the heat off Judaism’s intrinsic evilness. I think that David Icke summed it up best in the late 90s when he referred to Judaism as a “hijacked religion” under the control of the demonic Levites.

    Any metaphysicist worth his salt would be able to debase Judaism as being a crypto-satanic religion from its inception in Old Testament writings. Case in point, when “God” asked Abraham to “sacrifice” his only son Isaac to him what kind of deity do you think that was? Does blood sacrifice ring a bell? Put two and two together people and you’ll understand how much everyone has been hoodwinked over the centuries.

    Whoever adheres to the tenets of Talmudic Judaism, whether they be Sephardic or Ashkenazi, is to be put on trial as being enemies of humanity, plain and simple.

  3. There’s a book I recommend that discusses Jewishness and Khazaria, but I don’t see it mentioned as often as works by Koestler, Sand and Atzmon. It is by Michael Bradley, “Chosen People from the Caucasus: Jewish Origins, Delusions, Deceptions and Historical Role in the Slave Trade, Genocide and Cultural Colonization” (1992). It also discusses ice ages, Neanderthal genes and much more. From p. 26:

    “the Khazar-conversion origin of most of modern Jewry is a fact discovered by Jewish scholars and a fact accepted by most Jewish scholars. The contention that these Khazar steppe tribesmen would have been highly aggressive is simply an extension of the central argument in The Iceman Inheritance [a previous book by Bradley]. Aside from mere theory, the Khazars’ own history shows them to have been highly aggressive and successful warriors.

    “But it was fact that contradicted Jewish myth, and which undermined Jewish self-conceptions as being gentle victims of anti-Semitism. It was fact that years of Jewish propaganda had sought to disguise, distort and muddle. Justification for the creation of Israel “as a Jewish homeland” depended on the purposeful distortion… [After a talk Bradley gave in Nashville in 1991] a Jewish lawyer acting for Nashville’s Jewish financial interests, which had backed the lecture, threatened to sue! Have things gotten to the point that a person can be sued for telling the truth about an historical episode that happened 1300 years ago?”

    • Thanks LC, that’s a good download. His home page is intense too.
      But where has he gone? The above page has not been updated since 2011. By that time had posted about Israel doing 9-11. He was talking thermite then; misdirection? I don’t get that impression. He strikes me as really focused on solving important mysteries. There are a few vids of him on Youtube. His writing is strong, and he is a generalist who puts a big picture together well. Well kept secret; I never even heard of him until a couple weeks ago. I have the book out from Harold Washington Library here.

      I’m finding it useful to fit Michael Bradley’s work together with Tony Wright’s. Wright is another human-origins researcher, but working on an epigenetic, rather that a genetic hypothesis. What if we are not evolving smarter, but devolving, as a result of leaving the habitat that created our large brains? That habitat would have been the tropical rain forest, hit by an environmental catastrophe of cooling and drying, around 150,000 years ago. It would mean we need to figure how to restart the epigenetic process that made us human, which was a feedback loop between plant hormones in our ancestors’ fruit diet, the brain and pineal gland, and the womb. Denisovans, Neanderthals etc. might have been people who left the rain forest earlier, and so suffered more extreme left-brain dominance and paranoia, but we are all going that way.

  4. I never asked where they came from but I sure know where they can go to..
    problem is they’re trying to bring it here instead!

  5. “” DNA does, however, record behavior or behavioral tendencies “”

    Exactly . Jonas is expert at logic and metaphysics but does not realize that the conscious mind is a product of a collective interconnected nervous system cellular DNA subconscious activity whereby behavioral decisions are presented implicitly//automaticly in the conscious mind . So-called [ random evolution ] is actually a subconscious DNA result of processing and prioritizing organism needs with regard to environmental influences . Unsuccessful random biological mutations are the result of failures in that collective DNA processing operation ( surely God — whom is in the image of man — cannot be expected to prevent every little microscopic particle in the universe , capable of damaging genes , from disrupting all DNA gene manufacturing processes ) .

    As has been previously mentioned on other occasions , human genes normally prevent people from walking around while flapping their arms in an attempt to fly like a bird . Ergo , it stands to reason that DNA is guilty as charged .

  6. When the rabbis (and similar others) judge their own kind to be different from the rest they are probably referring to their altered consciousness. There are a number of ways of controlling peoples consciousness in use around the world at the moment. What is needed is for those who are under the influence of someone else controlling their consciousness to refuse permission for the controller to administer his masterful deceptions… which isn’t easy for those who have willingly submitted the consciousness to someone else to control.

  7. Yes! This all makes sense (well, not really) but when all of this BS broke out in Ukraine and then with the instigation of Russia, it wasn’t too hard to put the pieces together and come to the conclusion that the khazarian mafia accepted the fact that they are not semitic and now want what they perceive to be their homeland back. Now Victoria Nuland is passing out cookies in the Republic of Georgia. Like Ukraine, Georgia will be used as a gateway into old Khazaria.

  8. This is the best article yet from esteemed VT Columnist Jonas Alexis. As always his documentation is tops and his conclusions reasonably made, all based on excellent research. This article needs to go viral so share it will all your family and friends.

    Obviously the fact that this hidden history is now emerging suggests that the Worldwide tyranny of the Khazarian Mafioso Chieftains is getting exposed and will be adequately countered by the whole World before it is able to destroy the whole World which appears to be it true agenda. Highest commendations for this incredibly fine work are due.

  9. Based on the quotes about killing the goyim and especially the Palestinians first and foremost, does anyone believe it is even remotely possible to live alongside these inhumane creatures? Yes a few such all Gilad and Brother Nathanael have changed, but what about the rest scattered around the world in positions of power, working against humanity and peace.

    To me it doesn’t seem possible to bring them into the fold.

    • They are already deep into the fold . The problem is getting them out of the control centers before they exterminate all of the others in the fold and resort to only robotics for their servile assistance or life supports .

  10. Thats some spooky territory, the sites of the most brutal warefare throughout history, can you image the archaeology? Kharkov, Sebastapol, Kursk, Stalingrad etc etc

  11. I also would note that there is a long time project in work, which has the deliberate shutdown of real historic information as one of it’s main aims. In case, some readers at VT might not understand, what I just said, let me make it more clear: deliberately dumbling down the thinking capacity of whole nations to the situation, where thinking itself might be considered to be a dangerous act is well on the way and their achievements have been sadly fabulous. The shutting down of public libraries, replacing books with entertainment and games CD’s should give you a more direct understanding of this project.
    As a former teacher I’m very sensitive to such systematic undertakings and I’ve found it on the way all over in the western countries. The systematic destroyings of cultural heriages in Irak, Syria and elsewere is part of this very big plan. The last burninig in one of the very important archives in Russia was also part of it and they will go on. In my Country, Germany there already were some very trange “fire accidents” in regard to very important archives. The continuous reformulation “they say: translation to modern language” of the bible is central part of it. Watch carefully and you’ll see.

    • Information control is equivalent to mind-control ; where information also includes dis-info , mis-info , mal-info and non-info . Nonjews//gentiles//christians//goyim are beginning to understand what the ziojew rulers have known for more than a century .

  12. Thanks, Jonas, for an addon information. In February, the Times of Israel published an Article which I send to Jim Dean. I’ll give you the Reference:

    At least, they admid. The facts obviously could no longer be hidden or mangled.

    The equally interesting part is the more and more openly discussed preparation to go back to “Khazaria”, which in great parts is now Ukraine.

    Detlef Reimers

    I already read so much about these “hidden history”, especially in Solshenizyn’s books “Two Hundred Years together”. I encourage everyone here to search the internet for the english translation project of these book. They do a good job and there is much evidence, that the “not beeing tranlated” and not publishing of this book in itself reveals more than thausend words about the underlying fear, that we
    finally get wise.

  13. “Bulan thus became convinced of the truth of the Jewish faith, and he, as well as many of his noblemen, embraced Judaism”….or …did Bulan and his noblemens ears prick to the sound of “promised land” and set their greedy eyes upon it way back then, a fierce and cruel people, inbred with evil suddenly “convinced of truth” …..yeah right, the perfect suck-up with all the other religions looking on puffing up the “jews” with a lying false sense of superiority…… Khazars then with the perfect cover with long term cunning set their greedy eyes on Palestine, it would take generations of planning, their luciferian driving force hidden from sight until Rothschild forged ahead for the tribe and brought it to the surface,around the time evil erupted on the planet…their Luciferian flag fly’s in the name of israel and bears the 666 seal of lies surrounding Jerusalem and pilfering the last of Palestine…. counterfeits, liars and thieves and a pestilence to the planet.

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