Study finds why Jewish mothers are so important

January 13, 2006 at 10:42 pm | Posted in Fun | Leave a comment

(Reuters) Four Jewish mothers who lived 1,000 years ago in Europe are the ancestors of 40 percent of all Ashkenazi Jews alive today, an international team of researchers reported on Friday.

The genetic study of DNA paints a vivid picture of human evolution and survival, and correlates with the well-established written and oral histories of Jewish migrations, said Dr. Doron Behar of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, who worked on the study.


Bush Will Work To Bolster Olmert

January 13, 2006 at 9:09 am | Posted in Israel | Leave a comment

(Jewish Forward) The Bush administration will work in coming weeks to boost the standing of Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, while trying to avoid the appearance of meddling in Israel’s upcoming elections, according to Israeli envoys and former American diplomats, American Jewish communal leaders and other Middle East experts.


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