Shalom everyone. The Davidic Dynasty Convention (June 5,6,7 2007) in Israel is a Project of The Eshet Chayil Foundation. They are currently doing a y-DNA and mt-DNA research project on approximately two dozen Jewish surnames with possible connection to the House of David. Friedman is one of these names. They can be contacted at (908) 851-0778 or Judy Snyder at (817) 355-6097 (also) Juart59@netscape.net. Also, www.familytree.com/surname. I am not associated with them but sent off for a DNA test kit when I learned of the project. Anyone who may be interested, Friedmans or others, who's name is also on their list may want to contact them.