In a message dated 2/1/2006 6:48:17 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
In a recent post, Jim Bennet suggested DNA testing to determineDNA is useful in checking out descent in the direct male line, or in
the direct female line. It won't work with even one female in the
male line. Rashi was a male Rashi had three daughters who married
illustrious scholars; he had no sons. There is no way DNA could be
used to determine or support descent frm Rashi.
Michael Bernet, New York