Rashida Jones Part II

Because I’ve had many hits about this, I thought I would post an update.  I was reading Dr. Henry Louis Gates‘ book where he traces the DNA of well known people based on his PBS show.



English: Photo of Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

English: Photo of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)




I remember Rashida’s Mom Peggy Lipton from the Mod Squad when I was a kid.  It was touching seeing them visit the site of the massacre of Latvian Jews in World War II.  I was also interested to see, the family name Benson was created the way my Grandfather ended up with the surname Israel.  My Grandfather was Josef bin Israel or Joseph, son of Israel and their ancestor was Avraham bin Benjamin.

They were on the NBC show, Who Do You Think You Are?  Mike NIchols the comedian was on Faces of America.

Mike Nichols

I’ve read that Forty Percent of Ashkenazic Jews are descended from four women who lived in the Rhineland about 1000 A.D.  In the show with Mike Nichols, it was shown that ten percent of Ashkenazic Jews are descended from one woman who lived in Israel about the time of Christ.

Amazing how far back things can go.  What prompted to write my previous tongue in cheek, What Have the Romans Ever Done for Us, a takeoff on Monty Python’s Life of Brian.

Where DNA, history and a silly look at it meet.



About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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