Date: October 06, 2010 12:27AM
Its BS. If it were real, the Jewish people themselves would be all over it.
Here are some links that might help you sleep tonight.
This one is a very good resource for the scientific work that has been done.http://www.khazaria.com/genetics/abstracts-jews.html
As for New York, here is a very good link about the history of the earliest Jewish people there.http://www.myjewishlearning.com/history/Modern_History/1700-1914/Emigration/To_America/Sephardic_Immigration.shtml
The important thing to remind your TBM friend is that DNA from human remains before Columbus has never shown Jewish or any other people except those from the accepted Asian migrations. DNA studies of living American Indian that do show Jewish ancestry can be dated to after Columbus.
Likewise, some American Indian DNA is found in Europe among living people. This simply indicates evidence of those that were taken to Europe as slaves or curiosities during the 16th century and later.
Others here at RFM can explain the details much better than I on how the dating method is done from living people.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 10/06/2010 12:31AM by michaelm.