Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Got Davidic DNA?

Descendants of King David—the man implicated in the bizarre slaying of Philistine heavyweight Goliath—will meet October 19 in New York City, and are planning a mass reunion in Jerusalem for next May.

They say they are descendants of King David. They have the oral family traditions, rabbinic texts and historical research to back up their claims. And the way Jewish genealogy is thriving, their ranks may swell in the coming years.

Davidic Dynasty, a project of the Eshet Chayil Foundation, has compiled a partial list of David's purported descendants. Their get-together, to be held at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, will honor Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau and Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis - both of whom are believed to be descended from David. [Link]
Here's hoping they can all keep their pants on.

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