Science Takes A Look At The Invention of the Jewish People Studies Show Jews Genetic Similarity Studies Show Jews? Genetic Similarity - NYTimes.com The two genome surveys extend earlier studies based just on the Y chromosome, the genetic element carried by all men. They refute the suggestion made last year by the historian Shlomo Sand in his book The Invention of the Jewish People that Jews have no common origin but are a miscellany of people in Europe and Central Asia who converted to Judaism at various times. --- Is this great news or what? How sound is the science? What does this say to those who say the Jews should go back home to Europe? Isn't science wonderful?