The Jews of Khazaria

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Khazaria and client states. Source: Wikimedia Commons.
Khazaria and client states. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

In one of the most bizarre episodes in Jewish history, the Central Asian kingdom of Khazaria converted to Judaism in the eighth century.  Multiple sources confirm the conversion, yet the entire story remains a mystery. What was the nature of their Judaism? More importantly, what happened to them?

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