Jews and Genes
Jewish Currents, Autumn 2009
6 Pages Posted: 6 Jul 2011
Date Written: July 5, 2011
The article comments on two books, "Abraham's Children: Race, Identity and the DNA of the Chosen People," by Jon Entine. Grand Central Publishing, 2007, 432 pages, and "Jacob's Legacy: A Genetic View of Jewish History," by David Goldstein. Yale University Press, 2009, 176 pages. It comments on the genetic basis of ethnic identity, and raises questions of genetic identity in general.
Keywords: race, ethnicity, genetics, Jews
JEL Classification: Z00
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