Israeli Rabbis: Let’s Use Genetic Tests to Determine Jewishness

This article, written for a Jewish audience, shows that claims that Jews “are just a religion” are disingenuous. They know very well that they are a race — a bizarre mixed race, to be sure — but a race nevertheless.

A GROUP OF EXPERTS on genetics and Halacha (Jewish religious law), who are studying the so-called “Jewish gene,” are claiming that the gene can help prove one’s “Jewishness” in line with Jewish religious law.

“This could be a significant breakthrough,” explained Rabbi Yosef Carmel, head of the Gazit rabbinical court and the Eretz Hemdah Institute for Advanced Jewish Studies. According to Carmel, “Using a simple sample of saliva can save a long and difficult conversion process.”

Any person who wishes to be recognized as a Jew — for example, in order to get married in the State of Israel, which can only be done through the Chief Rabbinate — is required to prove their Jewish roots. In Jewish religious law, only those born to Jewish mothers are considered Jewish. Those who wish to be recognized as Jews have to provide proof of Judaism several generations back in the form of documents — such as birth and marriage certificates.

Emigrants from the former Soviet Union have to present documents to prove their Jewish roots

This can be a problem for over 400,000 people, particularly immigrants and especially those from the former Soviet Union, who don’t have the necessary documents.

People who cannot prove their Jewish roots are considered as “undefined,” with applicants having to undergo a long and tedious conversion process that quite a few wish to avoid and many do not complete.

Currently, the Eretz Hemdah institute is preparing an article to be submitted to the Chief Rabbinate detailing a Halachic-scientific breakthrough that claims anyone whose Judaism can be proven genetically is legally (in the Jewish legal sense, that is) Jewish.

“In recent years, (researchers) in Israel and in the world have been studying mitochondrial DNA — structures within the cells — that a person receives only from his or her mother,” explained Rabbi Dov Popper, an adviser at the Puah Institute, an Israel-based international organization that helps Jewish couples with fertility problems.

“We can find the gene with a simple blood or saliva test. As soon as you find the mitochondrial gene in a person, this serves as a considerable piece of evidence in proving his Jewish roots,” Rabbi Popper went on to say.

“If the gene research is accepted by the Chief Rabbinate, this would be a significant change” for the hundreds of thousands who are considered “undefined,” Rabbi Carmel said.

The breakthrough will be presented at a special conference held by the Puah Institute in Jerusalem on June 6.

“We began researching this because of the issue of egg donation and the ramifications that would have on the Jewishness of the newborn baby,” explained Rabbi Menachem Burstein, the head of the Puah Institute.

“However, it’s important to note this (discovery) would not have practical use until it’s approved by the Chief Rabbinate,” he added.

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Source: YnetNews

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6 June, 2017 10:25 pm

The Jews are indeed a race, and they’ve known it for millennia. The Jewish mother preference comes from the cell’s mitochondria, which has its own set of DNA that’s completely separate from the 46 chromosomes one receives from both parents (23 each). With regard to mitochondrial DNA, it all comes from the mother; the father makes no contribution. This is why you can have black Ethiopian Jews, Mexican Jews like Geraldo Rivera, Asian Jews (the Kaifeng of China) and so on. It’s why the Jews are a horribly mixed-race lot and yet, they’re still one race. Even so, the Jews started to consider those with Jewish fathers and non-Jewish mothers Jews back in the 1990’s when they realized their population numbers were sinking, especially in Israel. In order to avoid… Read more »

Anthony Collins
Anthony Collins
Reply to  Bluezy
7 June, 2017 12:50 am

I think the Jews might be best regarded, not so much as a race, as an anti-race. As G. G. Otto put it in Der Jude als Weltparasit (Munich: Eher Verlag, 1943): “If we thoroughly study the racial nature of the Jew, we conclude that Jewry is not a race in the ordinary sense of the word. Instead, as Houston Stewart Chamberlain wrote, it must be seen as a counter-race, although the term ‘counter-race’ cannot be understood in a biological sense. From a biological standpoint, Jewry is a stable, inbred mixture of extreme races and racial rubbish. The concept of ‘counter-race’ primarily means the destructive and disruptive effect of Jewry within natural races. The distinguishing mark of Jewry within human races has to do on the one hand with the… Read more »

Over It
Over It
Reply to  Anthony Collins
7 June, 2017 2:06 pm

Great quote. As I’ve always said, Jewish genes are more scrambled than a Denny’s breakfast special.

18 June, 2017 8:30 pm

There is something dreadful about jews having access to our genetic technology, just as it is with our money and media. As if the whoreson had absconded with boudoir activity book, lurching into the night like an unchecked runt; so as to bribe and terrorize the townsfolk. One may long for ethno-technological clawbacks in the name of focusing our racial evolutionary trajectory, just as one might wish or work for the nationalization of globalist companies. Will halachic genetic testing be rendered kosher? Will they eventually use it as State identity? Will it be anti-semitic to reject their genetic identity?

Could Europid citizens imagine and use a genome authenticated white ethno-currency with non-universal, non-egalitarian exchange values?

28 March, 2018 6:41 pm

[ JEWS AND FAKE JEWS ] According to the publicly available material gathered by Texx Marrs, almost all of the “jews” are fake jews, according to dna. source: Texx Marrs says in his intro… “Who are the Jews? What is their ancestry? Are the Jews a homogenous race? Are Jews descended from Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob? Today, DNA science reveals that almost all the Jews in the world come from Khazaria. They are not of the blood lineage of Abraham and the prophets, but of King Bulan and the pagan peoples of the Caucasus. The ancestors of today’s Jews are not Israelites but are Khazarians. Khazaria’s people, in the 8th century, converted from paganism to Judaism. In the 10th century, these Khazarian “Jewish” converts emigrated to Eastern Europe, and… Read more »

Kevin Alfred Strom
Kevin Alfred Strom
28 March, 2018 6:59 pm

The Khazar theory is flat-out not true (though Jews may have mixed somewhat with Khazars, just as they’ve mixed with the Whites and other races among whom they’ve lived). Jews, including Ashkenazi Jews, are more closely related to each other than to their host populations. Having said that, though, it still may be true as you suggest that the Palestinians are more closely related to the ancient tribes from the area than today’s Jews are. After all, the Palestinians didn’t have a nomadic existence or mindset, and probably engaged far less in racial mixing than have the Jews. But the really significant truth about the Jews is that they have biologically evolved into a unique parasitic race, and their extreme us-versus-them and deceptive mental qualities have been reinforced by selective… Read more »