Abraham's Children: Race, Identity and the DNA of the Chosen by Jon Entine
Can you really understand who we are who are already operating a fragment of DNA? In our multi-ethnic world, issues of individual identity have become increasingly unclear. Now the best-selling…
Abraham's Children synopsis
Can you really understand who we are who are already operating a fragment of DNA? In our multi-ethnic world, issues of individual identity have become increasingly unclear. Now the best-selling author John Entine dynamically brings to life the profound human implications of the age of genetics while illuminating one of the most controversial topics today: the relationship between genetics and who we are, and specifically the question of who is a Jew? Entine weaves a wonderful novel, using breakthroughs in genealogy to reconstruct the Jewish biblical tradition of the chosen people and the Israeli Catholic priestly community in Cohanim.
The Jewish temples in the mountains of India, China and the Catholic churches with Jewish identity in New Mexico andColorado offer different types of relationships in the intertwined history of the Jewish diaspora. As people from all over the world discover their roots in Israel, their touching stories reveal new and exciting ways to identify one's identity. Not least, Entine addresses the possible connections between DNA and Jewish intelligence and the concept of succession that Jews are a distant sex..
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