[I was gonna put a pic here of a clearly goyishe woman but—wow—holy NSFW, Internet]
Now here's the fun part: The genetic record suggests these Jews were single men (who probably came to Eastern Europe to trade) and settled down there, marrying the local women and then converting them to Judaism.
1. Shiksappeal for the win!
2. Big boost for that whole Judaism is a race, not just a religion.
3. Ummmm, doesn't that screw up CENTURIES of arguments (ones we've railed against) that the mother is the only determinant of a child's Judaism at birth?
This one is especially tasty considering it suggests that the people who have been the most vehement defenders of matrilineal inheritance would not actually be Jewish themselves by the same law.
Anyway, good article. Highly recommend.