AN AMERICAN JEW SEARCHES FOR HIS PAST AND FINDS THE PRESENT

I recently signed up for Ancestry.com. The commercials are really appealing. I too wanted to find out that my distant Great Uncle on my father’s side was a general in the War of the Roses. Or that my Great, Great, Grandfather was an advisor to the King of England. Or that I was somehow related to Alexander the Great. It all seemed so romantic and intriguing. I wanted to find the hero in…