Shalom all. I once read/heard that the Zohar says that when Jews move to a certain location, then those Jewish people's facial features change to look like the people that they live among. Does any one have a reference to the topic that I am talking about? Thank you

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    Related judaism.stackexchange.com/q/432/759
    – Double AA
    Jul 27, 2021 at 15:26
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    The Maharitz Chiyus on Shabbos 31a with the story of Hillel and the questioner who asked why different countries have different physical features, says that Hillel's response was that each country affects the features of the children born there in different ways and that he meant to answer this exact question of how if everyone comes from Adam Harishon there are so many different variations.
    – Chatzkel
    Jul 27, 2021 at 16:06
  • just look at ashkenazi jews versus sefardi jews.
    – user813801
    May 17 at 10:52

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The rambam in the introduction to avot called shmeonah prokim le HaRambam talks about this.

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    Shemonah Prakim is fairly big. Do you have a more exact reference/link to the relevant section/can quote where he refers to this?
    – Harel13
    May 17 at 11:19

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