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Friday, July 10, 2009

Let's See Him Part the English Channel

British Conservative Party leader David Cameron has some big ancestral shoes to fill.

[...] Yaakov Wise, a research fellow at the University of Manchester Centre for Jewish Studies, has traced the politician’s ancestry back to Elijah Levita, an eminent 16th-century Jewish scholar. Dr Wise’s study of archival material also suggests that Mr Cameron, who has described himself as an “enthusiastic friend of the Jewish people”, could be a direct descendant of Moses. [Link]

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