Category Archives: Ethnicity

A Shekel a Dozen

It’s well attested that ancient Israel was made up of twelve tribes, but exactly what those tribes were varies from one list to another. Typically, they’re said to be Reuben, Simeon, Judah, Zebulun, Dan, Gad, Asher, Naphtali, Ephraim, Manasseh, and … Continue reading

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Rooting Around for Ethnicity

I’ve seen several jokes on the Internet recently to the effect that listing all parts of your heritage is a thing white people do. I guess I have to say I’m guilty as charged, because if I’m ever asked (which … Continue reading

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