Adopting science in order to define who is a Jew and who is not is part and parcel of a rightward turn Israel has fostered under Benjamin Netanyahu.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s claim that she has Sephardic Jewish heritage leads to questions over whether such heritage can ever be proven.
DNA is not identity. We aren’t our genetic markers. It’s a message Jewish people at this moment could stand to hear as well.
Hey, why not just trade a screenshot of your social security card for a recommendation of what Starbucks drink to order?
“Think of it this way, Paul. The foreskin is only one percent of the penis. And we know how much you love cuts for the one percent.”
You’re not welcome here.
“I felt adrift. I didn’t know who I was — you know, who I really was.”
A genetic test of the Igbo is the latest in a growing tensions between mainstream Jews and Jesus-believing Messianic Jews — both of whom want to reach this “lost tribe of Israel” first.
For a recluse, particularly a powerful and wealthy businessman, all theft is an immense transgression – even the theft of DNA.
(JTA) — Prominent scholars of Jewish demography dismissed the findings of a newly published genetic study suggesting that today’s Ashkenazi Jews originate from converts to Judaism in what today is Turkey. Titled “Localizing Ashkenazic Jews to primeval villages in the ancient Iranian lands of Ashkenaz,” the study by the University of Sheffield geneticist Eran Elhaik…