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Jan 15, 2006 2:24 pm


WERE THEIR NAMES SARAH, REBECCA, RACHEL AND LEA?



Probably not, writes in the Jerusalem Post. The Israeli paper unlike much of the MSM did not willfully ignore the obvious correlation between the biblical narrative and genetic findings tracing the origin of Ashkenazi Jews to four women.

Similarly, the Israeli paper also emphasizes that DNA findings"provide evidence of shared maternal ancestry between Ashkenazi and non-Ashkenazi (Sephardi and Oriental) Jews."

Yes, we are family and, personally, I will be delighted if geneticists prove that ultimately we are all descended from Adam and Eve. Hence, as the rabbis have taught,"no one can say my parent is better than your parent."




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