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The rule is Edomites and Egyptians (ie. Copts) who convert can't marry natural born Jews but they can marry other converts. The same rule applies to their children. Only the third generation Jewish descendants can marry natural born Jews. (Shulchan Aruch EH 4:3-8) Traditionally, the Assyrian king Sancheriv mixed up the nations of the Middle East during his ...


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One part of the story that could be corroborated, is the fact that R' Akiva came from a convert (although it may not of been his father, possibly a grandfather). In Sanhedrin 96b it says that the grandchildren of Sisra learned Torah in Yerushalaim. Rav Nissim Gaon in Brachos 27b says this was R' Akiva (it seems he had this language in his Gemara) נוקי לר' ...


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