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Just How Similar are Pashtun and Jewish People?

Just How Similar are Pashtun and Jewish People?

By Yasmin Eliaz, Bar Ilan University
Location Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Pashtun people who live in Afghanistan and Pakistan have common historical, linguistic and cultural similarities with Jewish people. Previously, we have compared the Pashtunwali, an unwritten code of conduct for the Pasthun people of Afghanistan and Pakistan, with the Jewish Torah. Now we can look for similarities that originate from the Torah or from the Bible that do not have necessarily something in common with the Pashtunwali. There are some recognized stories of  Pashtun practices […]

What Everybody Should Know About the Pashtunwali and Torah

What Everybody Should Know About the Pashtunwali and Torah

By Yasmin Eliaz, Bar Ilan University
Location Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pashtunwali, the unwritten code of conduct for the Pashtun people, and the Jewish Torah surprisingly contain many striking similarities. The code of honor of the Pashtun people, known as the “Pashtunwali,” is a set of rules and laws to live which includes many similarities to the holy Jewish Torah, the book of the lost tribes (Bnei Israel). Since my native language is Hebrew, I’d like to take the opportunity to prove this argument from the book […]

Little Known Ways Afghans and Jews are Similar

Little Known Ways Afghans and Jews are Similar

By Yasmin Eliaz, Master's Student at Bar Ilan University
Location Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghans and Jews share common historical suffering and may have more in common than you’d think. Many freedom fighters in the world know quite well the Afghan landscape from training camps set up during the Soviet invasion in the 1980s. Nonetheless, some of these freedom fighters became the greatest terrorists who would later create the Taliban. Although it may sound strange, when taking into consideration that these nations are totally different, a person cannot ignore the […]

December 25, 2013 · 23 comments · Afghanistan, Politics