September 20, 2005

Calling all Kohanim!

I called Rabbi Kleiman in Yerushalayim the other day and he informed me of the future endeavor of having a convention there for all the world's Kohanim. I think it's an excellent idea.

More on this to come... and please feel free to post your thoughts.


Rabbi Yaakov Kleiman is director of The Center for Kohanim (Jews of Priestly origin), which is dedicated to raising awareness and preparedness among today’s Kohanim. The Center, located in the Old City of Jerusalem, maintains the website: Sparked by the discovery of the "Cohen Gene", Rabbi Kleiman began researching the new science of molecular population genetics – the tracking of peoples’ history through DNA. This book presents a summary of the fascinating findings and their possible implications.Did the Twelve Tribes of Israel really exist? Are the scattered groups of modern Jews really the direct descendants of the ancient Hebrews of the Bible? This extraordinary book chronicles the latest discoveries in the cutting-edge field of Molecular Population Genetics that add empirical evidence and scientific confirmation to Biblical tradition. The areas that are analyzed include:

The Discovery of the "Cohen Gene"
DNA Tests of Tradition
Confirming the Origin of World Jewry
Discovering the Genetic Matriarchs
Abraham’s Chromosome Signature

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