Khazar and the Ashkenazi Jews

The 10th century Persian historian Ibn al-Faqih reported that “all the Khazars are Jews.”

Notwithstanding this statement, some scholars believe that only the upper classes converted to Judaism; there is some support for this in contemporary Muslim texts. Essays in the Kuzari, written by Yehuda Halevi, detail a moral liturgical reason for the conversion which some consider a moral tale.

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