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Thursday, August 18, 2005

No Merovingians Allowed

From Forward (of New York, N. Y.):

A Reunion of Biblical Proportions

By MORDECHAI SHINEFIELD
August 19, 2005

Think you are a direct descendant of King David? Then make sure you have an invitation to his family reunion.

The Eshet Chayil Foundation is planning the first Eternal House of David Family Reunion, to be held in 2007. It's a three-day event in Jerusalem for people who believe they are descendants of King David.

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One group that is not invited, despite tradition or even genetic lineage, is the gentiles.

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Though one wonders how the group accounts for the fact that David's first ancestor, Solomon, allegedly had 700 wives and 300 concubines — many of whom decidedly were not Jewish — [project coordinator Joseph] Meyersdorf's position is firm.

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